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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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 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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DC Log Cabin Endorses Mara For Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Robert Turner
March 24, 2011
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DC LOG CABIN ENDORSES MARA FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans unanimously endorsed Ward 1 School Board Member Patrick Mara for the At-Large City Council seat in the April 26th special election, in a membership vote at Wednesday’s chapter meeting.  In their endorsement, DC Log Cabin Republicans indicated their intentions to assist the Mara campaign with volunteers and financial support, including a fundraiser set for April 5th. 

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“Patrick is an amazing candidate and a great friend not only to Log Cabin, but also to the entire LGBT community,” said President Robert Turner II.  “He is the only candidate who actually testified in support of bringing marriage equality to the District,” he continued.  “Recent events have shown that the Council needs a watchdog looking out for taxpayers, and we believe Patrick Mara will provide that oversight.  Let’s bring common sense back to the Council,” Turner concluded.

Bob Kabel, Chairman of the District of Columbia Republican Committee said in a statement, “Patrick is the only candidate for the April 26th special election who has a proven record on gay and lesbian issues.  He vigorously lobbied Republican Members of Congress with me to protect DC’s marriage equality laws.”

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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January Meeting

Hear what other DC Republican groups have in store for 2011.

Wednesday, January 19th

6:30pm – 8pm

6:30 Social (with Open Bar!) 7:00 Meeting Starts

The Camden Roosevelt
2101 16th St. NW

(corner of 16th and V Streets NW)

Bob Kabel, Chairman of the District of Columbia Republican Committee (DCGOP) will speak about what our local party has in store for the new year. Bob will also have an announcement or two to share with us!

Rich Counts, Chairman of the District of Columbia Young Republicans (DCYRs) will speak to us briefly about the events and activities they have planned for the new year.

Later, our own Robert Turner, DC Log Cabin President will spend some time discussing what our general membership would like to see accomplished in 2011.