May 2014 Members’ Meeting: Meet the Candidates & LCR-DC Board Elections

Meet the Candidates and LCR-DC Board Elections

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

May-2014-mtg

***********

About our candidates:

Marc Morgan is a candidate for an At-Large position on the D.C. City Council.  Marc serves Ward 1’s LeDroit Park Neighborhood as an ANC Commissioner and civic association leader. He has encouraged small business development, worked on public safety issues, and local sustainability initiatives. He wants to bring his commitment to leadership across our city. That’s why he’s running for D.C. Council At-Large. http://www.morganfordc.com/  ( @MarcMorgan_DC )

Nelson Rimensnyder is a candidate for D.C. Delegate to the U.S. Congress.  Nelson is a historian, preservationist, DC voting rights activist, longtime resident of the District of Columbia, 3-time candidate for shadow representative and senator from the District, husband and father of three.  Nelson founded NO VOTE – NO TAX.  http://nelsonrimensnyder.com/ ( @NRimensnyder )

John Vihstadt is a candidate for Arlington County Board.  He has been actively engaged and a leader in neighborhood, community, and public school activities since moving to Arlington over 30 years ago.  John is a partner with Krooth & Altman, LLP, in Washington, where he concentrates in lender representation nationwide for multifamily and health care facilities transactions.  http://www.voteforvihstadt.com/ ( @voteforvihstadt )

***********

And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held.

Per our By-Laws, May is when we hold our annual Board Officer Elections. The DC-LCR Board consists of nine positions, including: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five At-Large positions. IN ORDER TO VOTE, YOU MUST BE CURRENT ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON MAY 7TH.
Anyone interested in running for the board should submit a 3-5 sentence candidacy statement to chris.allen@dclogcabin.org by May 9th so that it can be included on the ballot.

As many of you may know, the DC-LCR Board is a working board made up of dedicated members who volunteer their time and resources to coordinate our Monthly Membership Meeting, Monthly Happy Hours, Social Events, Fundraisers, while also maintaining a presence on social media, our website, press releases, and Op-Eds on issues that represent the viewpoint of our members.

April General Meeting: Growing the GOP Tent

Is the GOP Tent Expanding or Is it Just Full of Hot Air?

A Discussion on the GOP’s Minority Engagement Efforts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the GOP’s efforts to expand the Party with:

Raffi Williams

Deputy Press Secretary, Republican National Committee
@Raffiwilliams

&

 Jill Homan

DC National Committeewoman & Founder of CityGop.org
@JillHoman

***********

DC Log Cabin in Roll Call

D.C. Log Cabin Republicans Fete Ex-Rep. Jim Kolbe

By Julie Ershadi Posted at 6:22 p.m. on May 23

Roll Call

The Washington, D.C. chapter of organized gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Republicans hosted former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and his husband at a small mixer Wednesday night.

The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans convened the event at the Roosevelt Camden apartments on 16th Street Northwest to discuss the Senate immigration bill and Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s withdrawal of his amendment to include consideration for LGBT families in the bill’s provisions at this week’s markup.  more…

May Members’ Meeting: Immigration Reform & Officer Elections

IMMIGRATION REFORM and Officer Elections

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Immigration-Reform-e1359584251552

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the issue of Immigration Reform with:

former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) &

Immigration Equality Policy Director Julie A. Kruse

***********

About our speakers:

Jim_Kolbe_insert_c_Washington_Blade_by_Michael_Key

Former Congressman Jim Kolbe served 11-terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Arizona. He is currently a fellow at the German Marshall Fund think tank and a consultant at Kissinger McLarty Associates, where he focuses on issues of trade, aid and migration. In 2006, Rep. Kolbe co-sponsored the United American Families Act and recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to amend the immigration bill to include a path to citizenship  or permanent residency for same-sex partners — including his own.

julie_kruse

Immigration Equality is the first and only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to achieving full equality for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.  Julie A. Kruse leads the national effort to pass the Uniting American Families Act and has over 15 years of experience working for LGBT, immigrant, and women’s rights and economic justice.  http://immigrationequality.org/

***********

And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held. Due to our growing membership and expanding Chapter activities, the number of board seats has been increased from seven to nine. If you are interested in running for a position on the board or would like more information about what serving on the board entails,
please email Chris Allen at Chris.Allen@dclogcabin.org.

Although the deadline for running on the ballot has passed (as of Sunday the 19th), members can still run as write-in candidates!

(And remember, you must be a registered member in order to vote, so register and pay your dues before the meeting:  https://dclogcabin.wordpress.com/membership/ )

LCR Supporting Marriage Equality at SCOTUS

marriage-rally

March Membership Meeting

2013marchmeeting

February Meeting featuring New LCR Executive Director

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome new Interim Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo to the nation’s capital!

 

Gregory T. Angelo

Gregory T. Angelo

 

Wednesday, February 20th
6:30pm – 8pm
The Camden Roosevelt


2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Log Cabin Election Night Party @ MOVA

 

Debate-watching Party at MOVA 10/16

Join DC Log Cabin for a debate-watching party with drink specials

President Obama vs Governor Romney

Tuesday, October 16th 8:00pm
(Debate starts at 9:00pm)


Log Cabin National Dinner

Join the DC Chapter at the Annual National Dinner
6:30pm September 20th

To sit with other DC Log Cabin members, please email robert.turner@dclogcabin.org to buy your ticket.

Letter to National Board

Dear National Board Members:

On behalf of your DC Chapter, I would like to offer you a sense of our membership.

After a lengthy, wide-ranging, and honest discussion, our members voted overwhelmingly to encourage you to endorse the Romney-Ryan ticket.  However, the remaining few, as well as some members of the majority, expressed legitimate concerns as to the anti-gay positions the candidates have assumed on certain issues of significance to our community generally, and gay Republicans specifically.  We realize that you are aware of these issues and assume that these will be a part of your discussion as you decide the endorsement question.

If you favor our recommendation, we ask that you accompany an endorsement with a qualifier noting the significant differences we have with the ticket on some social and civil liberty issues and an expression of Log Cabin’s intention of continuing to vigorously encourage the ticket and the Party to revise their positions to more directly reflect the true values of our Grand Old Party.  We also feel that our national Executive Director, who we firmly stand behind, as well as other ambassadors of the organization, should seek a private meeting with the Governor, much in the way the Austin-12 did with George W. Bush in 2000 in order to create a dialogue about our issues outside of the spotlight of the media.

Finally, please be assured that our members firmly support the election of Governor Romney over President Obama, because of his outstanding fiscal and foreign relations policies and his efforts to reduce the size of government.  We will work as hard as we can to support his election and are confident that he and the Party will continue to at least receive with an open mind our input on those topics on which we have agreed to disagree.

We look forward to hearing your decision and working to elect inclusive Republicans in November.

Robert Turner II
President
DC Log Cabin Republicans

Special August Meeting

DC Becomes First GOP State Committee to Add Inclusion to Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 29, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Becomes First GOP State Committee to Add Inclusion to Platform

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the DC Republican Committee (DCRC), the DC equivalent of a state party, became the first Republican state party to insert inclusive language into its party platform leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Under the heading of ‘Family and Marriage,’ the DCRC added, “We, the Republicans of the District of Columbia support the belief that all individuals, without regard to sexual orientation, are entitled to full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution and that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.”

Robert Turner II, President of the DC chapter of Log Cabin Republicans and a newly elected member of the DCRC praised the work of the committee saying, “We are excited to be a part of a state party who understands that inclusion wins! Marriage equality is settled law here in the District. All citizens, including LGBT citizens should be treated equally.” Turner testified before the Platform Committee earlier this month and offered language that was similar to what was officially adopted. “We didn’t get the exact wording we had hoped for, but we are extremely happy with the outcome. We commend Chairman Bob Kabel on his efforts in putting this document together,” Turner concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

– 30 –

DC Log Cabin-Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primaries; Members Take Top RNC Spots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
April 4, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin-Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primaries;
Members Take Top RNC Spots

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulates its endorsed candidates, all of whom won their respective races in Tuesday night’s primary, including longtime member and DC GOP Chair Bob Kabel, who won a contested primary for National Committeeman. In Ward 7, Ron Moten, won over 57% of the vote to earn the right to face incumbent Councilmember Yvette Alexander in November. Uncontested races were won by Mary Brooks Beatty, running for At-Large Member of the DC Council, and Nelson Rimensnyder, running for DC “Shadow Senator.” Jill Homan, also a member, won a close election to serve as the District’s National Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee.

Robert Turner, President of the DC Chapter, congratulated all of the candidates and expressed excitement at the prospects for additional victories in November. “DC Log Cabin looks forward to actively supporting Ron Moten and Mary Brooks Beatty in their races this fall. Together with a Tim Day victory in next month’s Ward 5 special election, these contests will show our party’s renewed energy in the District, and DC Log Cabin will do all we can to restore trust and commonsense leadership to the Council.”

Turner praised Kabel and Homan for their victories, noting that the District will be the first jurisdiction to have two Log Cabin members serving simultaneously as Committeeman and Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee. “Bob and Jill are friends of Log Cabin and we look forward to working with them to represent our core principles on the RNC.” Turner thanked fellow member Teri Galvez for her honest and spirited campaign for National Committeewoman and newcomer Jordan Gehrke for introducing good ideas into the debate.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

– 30 –

January Meeting

Join DC Log Cabin Republicans for our first meeting of the new year!

 

Presidential Candidates Forum

featuring SURROGATES from most of the major candidates.

 

Wednesday, January 18th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Confirmed

Newt Gingrich Jon Huntsman Mitt Romney

Still pending…

 

Ron Paul Rick Perry

 

June 8th is Primary Day in Virginia!

June 8th is Primary Day for the GOP Nomination in VA-8.

To learn more about the candidates, please visit their websites:

Matthew Berry

http://berry2010.com

Patrick Murray

http://www.murray4congress.com/

To visit the NoVA Log Cabin website, please go to http://www.virginialogcabin.org/