PRIDE MONTH SOCIAL!!!!

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans

as we celebrate this Pride season with our annual

PRIDE SOCIAL!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th

7:00 – 9:30 PM

The Chastleton Ballroom

(1701 16th Street, NW)

rainbow elephant

Republican, Democrat, Gay or Straight, everyone is welcome to this Inclusive celebration of the achievements we’ve made and the work ahead.   Libations and light refreshments will be served so bring a friend and eat, drink and be gay!

RSVP at

events@dclogcabin.com or on our Facebook event

 

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November General Meeting – Obamacare: If We Can’t End It, How to Mend It?

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David Frum is a contributing editor at The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the
author of eight books, including most recently the e-book Why Romney Lost and his first novel, Patriots,
published in April 2012. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and
special assistant to President George W. Bush.

He is a member of the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition and the reformist conservative
think tank, R Street. Frum is also president of the Frum Development
Group, a privately held real estate company in Toronto.

@davidfrum

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September Members’ Meeting: Business in the District

Business in the District: Where’s the Yellow Brick Road?

Wednesday, September 25, 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

Sept-13 Membership Meeting

Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the business climate in the District with:

Mark Lee
(Community Business Advocate & Contributing Columnist for The Washington Blade)
@MarkLeeDC

&

Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Mark Guenther
@DCLGBTChamberED

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Press Release: Log Cabin Republicans of DC Applaud LRAA Veto

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans commends Mayor Gray for doing the right thing for all District residents and the local business community by vetoing the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA).

“We are pleased to see that the Mayor saw through the misguided presentation from the LRAA’s advocates on the Council and special interest labor unions, and recognized the need to promote an environment in the District that attracts economic development and brings jobs to our residents across all Wards,” said President Chris Allen.  “The passage of the LRAA would have made the District rank No. 1 across the nation – No. 1 for worst environment for businesses.”

“We urge the Council to abandon any efforts to try to override the Mayor’s veto and instead take steps to improve the District’s tarnished reputation as a desirable location for new businesses.  The Council can achieve its goal of reducing unemployment and making wages go further by adopting policies that attract outside investment and by lower taxes. These actions will expand the tax base in the city, while also putting more money back into our residents’ pockets,” Allen 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.

Log Cabin Republicans of DC Urge Mayor Gray to Veto LRAA

WASHINGTON, DC – As the D.C. Council finally sends the “Large Retailer Accountability Act” (LRAA) to Mayor Gray, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans urges the Mayor to do the right thing for all District residents and the local economy and veto this unfair and discriminatory bill.

“As an organization that supports policies of limited government and free markets, we believe the LRAA not only unfairly targets large job-providers while exempting and grandfathering in the bills’ supporters that meet the same criteria, but it also diminishes the city’s business reputation to attract more outside investment,” said President Chris Allen.  “As our city struggles with a rising unemployment rate and a weak economic recovery, the last thing we need is to abandon the free market principles that determine price and wages through healthy competition, in favor of burdensome and imbalanced government interference.”

“The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Victor Hoskins, has estimated that the LRAA could cost as many as 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in the District.  The Mayor should continue to support policies that incentivize and attract businesses to the District like he did with Living Social and the DC Tech Incentives Program,” Allen 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.

DC Log Cabin at Capital Pride 2013!

WELCOME to everyone we met at the Pride Festival!

and

THANKS to everyone who manned our table!

Pride Booth 2013

Did you get your NEW Log Cabin sticker??

LCR sticker

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…

All Partisan Meet, Greet & Give for Patrick Mara!

LGBT Community and Allies for:

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Wednesday, April 10th

6:30 – 8:30pm

DuPont Italian Kitchen (Upstairs)

1637 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC

(17th and R Streets)

“…We need to respect every individual’s right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This Liberty and pursuit of happiness should not be limited to heterosexual couples.  Gay and Lesbian couples should be treated equal to their heterosexual counterparts.

It is common sense and the right thing to do…”

 – Patrick Mara, October 2009

DC Council hearing on Marriage Equality

The DC Council is holding a special election this April 23rd.  Make an informed decision and come out and meet Patrick Mara, the Ward 1 elected representative to the DC State Board of Education. He is an entrepreneur, proud Columbia Heights resident, and a founding investor in Meridian Pint.

Patrick’s campaign focuses on education reform for DC Schools, accountability and ethics on the Council, fiscal responsibility and budget autonomy, and improved public safety protection for all residents in all neighborhoods. Patrick Mara will represent the best interests for all DC residents by fighting corruption and special interests and championing policies to achieve improved DC Schools and a thriving local economy.

Patrick Mara has been endorsed by:

The Washington Post

Sierra Club, DC Chapter

D.C. Realtors Association

DC Chamber of Commerce

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HOST COMMITTEE:
Gregory T. Angelo
Matt Cook & Patrick Sammon
Jose V. Cunningham
Jill Homan
Bob Kabel
Sarah Longwell
John R. Tobias
Robert Turner II

Proud to Support Patrick Mara!

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March Membership Meeting

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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

DC Log Cabin Endorses Pat Mara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
January 17, 2013 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN ENDORSES PAT MARA

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans last night unanimously voted to endorse Republican candidate Patrick Mara in the upcoming April 23rd special election to replace now-Council Chairman Phil Mendelson for his former At-Large seat. Mara is no novice at vying for an At-Large seat, having first ran in 2008 and then again coming in a close second during the 2011 special election.

“Pat has shown time and again that he is a friend of not just Log Cabin, but the entire LGBT community. Gays and lesbians of all political stripes know the true sense of Pat Mara. He was the first straight Republican Council candidate to show support for marriage equality five years ago. In addition, Pat has a greater depth of understanding of the issues affecting our community than just about anyone in this race,” said outgoing President Robert Turner II. “For this Council race, the choice is easy. We strongly support Pat Mara!” Turner concluded.

All endorsed candidates support the core principles of the Log Cabin Republicans, which are limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans. They also agree that marriage equality is settled law in the District of Columbia, and will not support efforts to change, repeal or overturn that law. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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Log Cabin Election Night Party @ MOVA

 

September Meeting featuring GLSEN & DC School Board

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans for a Focus on Education meeting featuring


Pat Mara, School Board Member, Ward 1

Jack Jacobson, Candidate for School Board , Ward 2

Nathan Smith, GLSEN

Wednesday, September 12th
6:30pm – 8pm
The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Kickoff Event for Columbia Heights ANC

Please join DC Log Cabin Republicans as we support Alex Gallo and Steve Swank for Columbia Heights ANC. Wednesday, August 1, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Eden Lounge 1716 I St., NW

Please consider contributing $25 (maximum alowed) to each of their campaigns.

DETALS

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
July 12, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

WASHINGTON, DC – In what is sure to sound like a broken record, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans calls for the resignation of yet another elected official. Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign has been plagued with complaints and allegations of unethical behavior. This week, three campaign workers pled guilty to charges of running a shadow campaign. U.S. Attorney Machen speaks of the campaign as being compromised by backroom deals, secret payments and a flood of unreported cash.

In an about face from previous Council scandals this year, Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Mary Cheh have called for Mayor Gray’s resignation. “I applaud those Councilmembers who have called for the mayor to step down. Perhaps they are as tired as their constituents are of the mess in the Wilson Building,” said Robert Turner II, President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans. If forced out of office, Gray will become the third elected official to step down this year.

While no formal allegations have been presented to the Mayor, his entire administration has had an odor of disreputable behavior.  “The Mayor now wants us to distinguish between his job as mayor and how he went about getting there,” said Turner, adding, “When it comes to governing the nation’s capital, the ends cannot justify the means.  One month ago, I asked who’s next.  We now have our answer.”

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.

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July Meeting featuring Victory Fund

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans and learn what it takes to run for ANC with The Victory Fund as well as several current ANC Members.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Palisades Parade with Mary Brooks Beatty

In town this Fourth of July?!? Start the day off right by joining DC Log Cabin and Mary Brooks Beatty in the annual Palisades 4th of July Parade and Picnic!

Since 1966, the Palisades Citizens Association — with the support of local business — has organized the annual July 4th parade and picnic. Every year the parade marks the who’s who of local politics and organizations and this year is no exception! We’ll march with Mary Brooks Beatty, the At Large City Council candidate for the DC Republican Party!

Find Mary’s group in the line-up starting at 10am on Whitehaven Parkway near Foxhall Road and stay after for the picnic with great food, music, and community spirit!

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.

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June Meeting

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome
DC Vote and the DC Center.

Wednesday, June 20th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

DC Log Cabin Statement on the Resignation of Kwame Brown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 7, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin Statement on the Resignation of Kwame Brown

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the resignation of Council Chairman Kwame Brown, DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II released the following statement:

“Barely six months into the year, and we have the second resignation from a member of the D.C. Council. Kwame Brown said he wanted to take the honorable course by resigning. The honorable course is not to commit fraud in the first place. The honorable course is to respect the trust one is given from the people when elected. As long as this trend of political corruption continues with our elected officials, Congress will never allow us to have full voting representation or budget autonomy. If this keeps up, look for talks of another Control Board. Sadly, the question of everybody’s mind is ‘who’s next?’”

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.

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DC Log Cabin Applauds Valiant Efforts of Tim Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
May 16, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN APPLAUDS VALIANT EFFORTS OF TIM DAY

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulate Tim Day for running a valiant campaign for the open Ward 5 seat vacated by disgraced former DC Councilmember Harry Thomas.  With just under fifteen percent voting, turnout was near historic lows.  Day placed fourth out of 11 candidates.

“Of course we’re not pleased with the outcome, but we live in a democracy.  Tim ran a vigorous race and was a model of integrity despite bullying and intimidation,” said President Robert Turner II.  “We congratulate Kenyan McDuffie and wish him well.  We are here to put the councilmember-elect and the rest of the City Council on notice that we will be watching!

“While we did not win this battle, we are winning the war on corruption down at the Wilson Building.  Yesterday’s election would not have taken place were in not for Tim.  We now set our eyes on the fall election where we have two outstanding candidates for Council in the Ward 7 and At-Large races,” 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.

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May Meeting & Board Elections

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome
Phil Hicks, Board President of PFLAG Metro DC.

We also have Board and Officer elections

Phil Hicks

Wednesday, May 16th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

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.

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DC Log Cabin Congratulates LCR Member Tom Weirich On DC GOP Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
March 27, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin Congratulates LCR Member Tom Weirich On DC GOP Award


WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans would like to congratulate one of its own for being recognized by the DC Republican Committee. Last night at its annual Lincoln-Douglass Day Dinner, the DC Republican Party awarded Tom Weirich the “Up and Coming” Award, one of only two awards presented.

Weirich, an expert in renewable energy, is the creator and Chair of the ’35 under 35 Program.’ The mission of the 35 Under 35 Program of the DC Republican Committee is to create a forum for young urban Republican professionals to make an impact within the DC Republican Committee and more broadly the Republican Party.

“We congratulate Tom on this well deserved recognition, said DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II. “He is indeed the next generation of the Republican Party, and through his continued leadership, will help our party appeal to younger and urban voters,” 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.

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DC Log Cabin Endorses for Upcoming Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
March 22, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin Endorses for Upcoming Elections

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans last night voted to endorse Republican candidates appearing on the ballot on April 3rd and in the Special Election May 15th.  In the DC Council races, Log Cabin endorsed Mary Brooks Beatty for At-Large, Ron Moten for Ward 7, and Tim Day in the Special Election for Ward 5.  The membership also endorsed current DC GOP Chair Bob Kabel for National Committeeman.  In the National Committeewoman race, the membership chose the option of no endorsement.  Additionally, the membership endorsed Nelson Rimensnyder, running for U.S. Shadow Senator.

“We are very excited about our Council candidates this year.  They are running campaigns about ethical and responsible government, along with revitalizing our communities,” said President Robert Turner.  “For our party leadership races, we strongly support Bob Kabel for National Committeeman.  He is a long-time member and friend to our chapter.  For the National Committeewoman race, we had an embarrassment of riches.  Both Teri Galvez and Jill Homan are great candidates and are supporters and friends of Log Cabin, so we thought it best not to choose,” Turner concluded.  Each endorsed candidate’s had the opportunity to present themselves, speak to and be questioned by the membership.

All endorsed candidates support the core principles of the Log Cabin Republicans, which are limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans.  They also agree that marriage equality is settled law in the District of Columbia, and will not support efforts to change, repeal or overturn that law.  For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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February Meeting

Join DC Log Cabin Republicans and

Meet the local GOP Candidates

Running in the April 3rd Primary!

Wednesday, February 15th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

 

National Committeeman: Jordan Gehrke Bob Kabel
Local Businessman DC GOP Chairman
National Committeewoman: Teri Galvez Jill Homan
DC GOP Vice Chair DC GOP Finance Chair
U.S. Shadow Senator: Nelson Rimensnyder
DC Historian
DC Council At-Large: Mary Brooks Beatty
Former ANC Commissioner
DC Council Ward 7: Ron Moten
Founder, Peaceaholics

DC Log Cabin Opposes ‘Prostitution Free Zones’ Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
February 1, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin Opposes ‘Prostitution Free Zones’ Bill


WASHINGTON, DC –WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans issued the following statement in opposition to a bill recently introduced by Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander entitled the Prostitution Free Zone Amendment Act of 2011.

“The simple idea of a prostitution-free zone creates the illusion that there are areas within the District where prostitution is allowed in some legal fashion,” said DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II.  “While we concur with groups such as the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance in calling on the D.C. Council to defeat the bill, our reasoning is much different.

“This is not a bill to curb prostitution.  If it were, it would target larger areas than ones often populated by loitering offenders.  This is an election year gimmick by a councilmember who for the last three years has proven indifferent to the needs of her constituents in Ward 7.  Prostitution is illegal in every square inch of the District.  I guess Ms. Alexander wants to make certain areas ‘super-duper illegal,’” 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.

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Harry Thomas, Jr., The ‘King Of Misappropriations’ Is Finally Gone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
January 5, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

Harry Thomas, The ‘King Of Misappropriations’ Is Finally Gone

WASHINGTON, DC – After two calls from DC Log Cabin Republicans last year for him to step down for the good of his constituents, Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. has finally agreed to do so. For more than a year, voters of the District of Columbia have been disserved by Ward 5 Councilman Harry Thomas, Jr.’s scandals and corruption charges, having been accused, and now charged with steering hundreds of thousands of dollars from DC earmarks to non-profits from which he personally and politically benefited. His decision to resign, though, has hardly been entirely voluntary. It comes as part of a deal made with Federal prosecutors in settlement of criminal allegations pending against Thomas concerning the same conduct which was the basis for the District’s civil suit settled last summer. The rules that regular citizens live by are finally being applied to Mr. Thomas.

“Today, as a result of research first compiled by DC Log Cabin member Tim Day, a former candidate for DC Council Ward 5 in 2010, the Council has one less ethical issue with which to be concerned. The bad news for the taxpayers is that we now must spend taxpayer dollars on a special election on top of our regularly scheduled elections this year. The good news is that the ‘King of Misappropriations’ is finally gone,” said DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II.

“The people of Ward 5 deserve someone who will first and foremost tend to their issues and concerns, and not personal gain. It is now incumbent upon Republicans to show the voters of Ward 5 and the rest of the District where we as a Republican Party and our candidates for office stand on the issues that are important to them,” concluded Turner.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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Press Release: DC Log Cabin Congratulates LCR Member Marc Morgan on His Washington Blade Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
October 28, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell
DC LOG CABIN CONGRATULATES LCR MEMBER MARC MORGAN ON HIS WASHINGTON BLADE AWARD
WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans would like to congratulate one of its members, Marc Morgan, who was voted by the readers of the Washington Blade as the Best Gay D.C. Politician in their 10th annual “Best of Gay D.C.” issue. The award was announced last evening at Hotel Helix, where over 300 friends and supporters gathered for special tributes to Frank Kameny and Chris Crowe, who both died earlier this year. Morgan currently serves as President of the LeDroit Park Civic Association and lost a bid for City Council in Ward 1 last year.

“We congratulate Mr. Morgan on his award. It is obvious that the community has noticed his efforts for LeDroit Park and Ward 1,” said President Robert Turner. “I also find it amusing that he beat out the two sitting gay members of the Council. Clearly, David Catania (I-At Large) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) are getting lazy and taking gay voters for granted. It appears that Washingtonians are looking elsewhere for leadership within the gay community. Perhaps the city council should have police arrest fewer people for expired license tags and more for gay bashing.”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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Help Support Patrick Forrest!


Patrick Forrest for Virginia Senate 2011

P.O. Box 2364 | Reston, VA 20195
info@forrest2011.com

October Meeting

Come join the DC Log Cabin Republicans as we welcome
Don Blanchon, Executive Director of Whitman-Walker Health & Patrick Forrest, Candidate for Virginia State Senate.


Don Blanchon

Patrick Forrest

Wednesday, October 19th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden Roosevelt

2101 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Press Release: Harry Thomas, Jr. Must Go

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 17, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell

HARRY THOMAS, JR. MUST GO!

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans echoes the outrage heard across the District when it was learned that Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. had been accused of steering hundreds of thousands of dollars from DC earmarks to non-profits in which he personally and politically benefited. As a result, DC Attorney General Irvin Nathan investigated Mr. Thomas due to in part, former challenger Tim Day and the DC GOP’s request. The Attorney General has filed a civil charge against Mr. Thomas for $1 million dollars. Subsequently, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and the FBI have both confirmed they are investigating Mr. Thomas as well.

“Log Cabin member Tim Day got the ball rolling,” said DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II. “Thanks to his tenacity and revelations, we’re finally starting to get to the bottom of how Mr. Thomas has used his office to enrich himself at taxpayer expense. It is revolting on many levels,” Turner advises. “First, because Mr. Thomas abused the power of his office. Second, because he claimed that the money going to ‘Team Thomas’ to benefit kids was actually going to the ‘Harry Thomas luxury SUV fund’. Third, because in a time of gaping budget deficits, Harry Thomas, Jr. chose to pick the pockets of taxpayers in order to line his own.

“We join Patrick Mara, State Board of Education member for Ward One, in calling for Thomas’s resignation,” Mr. Turner continued! “The residents of DC will get no respect from Congress so long as we are represented by crooks like Harry Thomas. If he has any common decency left, he’ll resign!

Short of that, the city council has the authority to, and should remove him from office. So long as they let him stay, he tarnishes the reputation of our entire city government. Harry Thomas, Jr. must go!”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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DC Log Cabin Condemns Mayor’s New Executive Pay Scale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 1, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN CONDEMNS MAYOR’S NEW EXECUTIVE PAY SCALE

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans echoes the outrage heard across the District yesterday when it was reported that Mayor Vincent Gray introduced legislation last week to increase the salaries of certain city employees by $100,000, to a maximum of $279,000.  In addition to the 56% pay increase, the bill would also remove public hearings, along with congressional oversight from any contracts approved at the new level.
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In a time of fully-loaded leased vehicles and nearly $400 million budget deficits, this is the last thing this city needs,” said President Robert Turner II.  “While it is important to bring in and keep good talent such as the police and fire chiefs, and the Superintendent of Schools, the Mayor perhaps needs a refresher that these are public sector jobs, paid for by the hard-earned tax dollars of the citizens of the District.  Is this why Mayor Gray is trying to raise taxes and cut social services for the poor?” he continued.
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“Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is paid $199,790 per year.  However difficult any of the DC city government jobs are, none are so demanding that they justify $80K above and beyond what presidential cabinet secretaries make,” Turner concluded.It appears that the measure has little chance of advancing in its current iteration out of the Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Councilmember Mary Cheh, who said the bill was “DOA.”
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Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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DC Log Cabin Applauds Valiant Efforts of Mara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Robert Turner
April 27, 2011
(202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN APPLAUDS VALIANT EFFORTS OF MARA

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulates Patrick Mara for running a great campaign.  With just over twelve percent voting, it turned out to be a near historic low-voter turn out election.  Log Cabin is pleased that a majority of the precincts with a large concentration of LGBT voters were won by Mara.
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“Of course we’re not pleased with the outcome, but we live in a democracy.  And barring anything major resulting from the provisional and special ballots casts, we congratulate Vincent Orange and wish him well,” said President Robert Turner II.  “But we are here to put the returning councilmember and the rest of the City Council on notice that we will be watching!  We don’t expect our elected officials to be perfect, just honest.  And there is a major shortage of that currently on the Council,” he continued.
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“It really is surprising that the people chose the status quo when all they’ve been talking about for the last three months are the problems with the status quo.  They are not voting for anyone or anything new,” Turner concluded.
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In spite of the narrow loss, Mara will continue to serve on the DC State Board of Education, representing Ward 1.
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Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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