March General Meeting – The Debate Over ENDA

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Trevor Burrus

(Research Fellow, Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies) @TCBurrus

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Christian Berle

 (Legislative Director, Freedom to Work)
@ChristianABerle

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Wednesday, March 19, 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 20009

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Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s (@CatoInstitute) Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy and legal history. His academic work has appeared in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Albany Government Law Review, and the Syracuse Law Review. His popular writing has appeared in Forbes, USA Today, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News and others. He is the editor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Christian Berle is Legislative Director at Freedom to Work (@FreedomtoWork).  Before that, he served as Director of Communications and Coalitions for Richard Tisei for Congress Campaign in Massachusetts’ Sixth Congressional District. From 2009 through 2012, he served as Deputy Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, overseeing the organization’s PAC, legislative and political operations, and all administrative matters. Previously, he served on the McCain for President Campaign in the coalitions and online media departments, worked in the Political Department of the National Federation of Independent Business and worked for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, under Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Upcoming Chapter Events Mar 14

Greetings,

From all the social media posts over the past couple of weeks, it appears that many of you have been busy cheering on the US in the Winter Olympics or, more likely, binge-watching season two of House of Cards.  Now that you may have some free time, consider joining the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans at several upcoming events we have planned! 

Don’t worry, between our lively discussions on ENDA and LCR candidates, you can hang-on to all the hype by comparing which House of Card character you favor from the Buzzfeed quiz you undoubtedly took, brag about how many DC places you could pinpoint from the opening scene,  or dish about your favorite Johnny Wier outfit as well!

 

UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS

Wednesday, February 26th Connect with thousands of LGBTA professionals and stop by the DC Log Cabin Republicans table and help us spread the word about what we do and recruit members at the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Mega Networking and Social Event at Town Danceboutique from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  This event is FREE, but all must register at http://bit.ly/1hw8Q0d

Thursday, March 6th – It’s the first Thursday of the month, so you know what that means!  Kick off ”March Madness”  and join the DC Log Cabin Republicans at our Monthly Happy Hour upstairs at Nellies Sports Bar from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Tuesday, March 11th Help elect Log Cabin Republicans to office by joining us, along with special guest S.E. Cupp, at the Equality Leadership Fund’s Event in Support of Carl DeMaio, Candidate for Congress CA-52, and Richard Tisei, Candidate for Congress MA-06.  Because the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans is a Co-Host for this event, our members can attend for a special rate of $50, but feel free to donate more or become a Co-Host yourself!  For more information and to RSVP, please see the attached flyer and remember to mention that you are a registered member of our Chapter.

Wednesday, March 19th Please join the DC Log Cabin Republicans for our March Meeting on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with guest speakers Christian Berle, Legislative Director for Freedom to Work and Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies at The Cato Institute.   Meeting will be held in the community room at the Camden Roosevelt located at 2101 16th Street, NW. 

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NEW DATE! Tues, Dec 10TH – DC LCR Holiday Party!

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‘Tis the season! Join DC Log Cabin Republicans for our annual Holiday Party!

Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30-8:30

Jose Cunningham and Greg Nelson have once again graciously open up their beautiful home to our group for this event.  Their home is located at 1609 16th Street NW.

For more information, please email: info@dclogcabin.org.

This year’s Holiday Party is sponsored by Clean Cut Shredding.  If your office uses a shredding service, please consider using a local, gay-owned LCR friendly business!  For more info, please visit http://www.cleancutshredding.com

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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Happy Hour This Thursday – October 3rd!

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.

Photos from 2013 Rehoboth Beach Party

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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.

You’re Invited: Rehoboth Beach Party!

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Email beachparty@dclogcabin.org for more information & to RSVP!

You’re Invited: Pride Social 2013!

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DC Log Cabin at Capital Pride 2013!

WELCOME to everyone we met at the Pride Festival!

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THANKS to everyone who manned our table!

Pride Booth 2013

Did you get your NEW Log Cabin sticker??

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PRIDE MONTH Happy Hour This Thursday! 6:30-8:30pm

 

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

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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

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About our speakers:

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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.

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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/

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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/ )

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

LCR Supporting Marriage Equality at SCOTUS

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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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Holiday Party with NoVA LCRs!

 

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Happy Hour This Thursday!

Save the Date… Holiday Party

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)


October Happy Hour!

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.

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

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

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.

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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