Last Saturday, the College Republicans and University Democrats came together for a service project at a local park. Although this is not the first time that the CRs and UDems have found common ground, this is the first event within recent memory whose primary purpose is non-political. The two groups cleaned up the park and trimmed some tree branches during their rare coming together. Collaboration between the UDems and CRs, however, is not unprecedented. Just last week, after a visit from a group…Read More
Tuesday night, Delegate Rob Bell met with the College Republicans at UVa and discussed a broad array of topics ranging from reasons to enter into political life to ways conservatives on Grounds can have a bigger impact despite limited resources.Read More
On Tuesday night the College Republicans and the University Democrats had the opportunity to reach out to first-years through a forum on the 2012 presidential election hosted by the Echols-Humphrey Dorm Association. Each political group picked one of their own to make the case for their party’s candidate by answering an array of policy questions. The forum was moderated by Joseph Liss, a second-year who is an RA for the Humphreys basement. Liss emphasized in his opening remarks that the forum would…Read More
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UNIVERSITY DEMOCRATS AT UVA ADMIT TO LOW TURNOUT AT CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN ACCIDENTALLY RELEASED EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The University Democrats at the University of Virginia accidentally released the minutes of their Executive Board meeting last night through their general listserv (see attached email). The release was followed by an apology email stating, “Sorry about sending out those minutes guys – now you get to see the exciting lives of the UDems exec board! (Seriously, we’re super boring).”
In the minutes, the Executive Board reveal low turnout at the University Democrats’ phone banking and canvassing efforts this election cycle. They state that there was “bad turnout” for their phone bank and “low turnout” for their canvas. Their plan to “send ur hotties” to a political forum suggests a lack of respect for the female population in our community and demonstrates the continuing decline of Democrats’ ability to persuade voters with facts and reason, as students increasingly realize Democrats offer only false promises, not real solutions for America.
UDEMS ADMIT LOW TURNOUT AT CAMPAIGN EVENTS
College Republicans Chairman, Matt Wertman, said, “It appears that the core base for the President – the college student population – has declined and the excitement factor is just not there this year.”
Since the beginning of the semester, the College Republicans at UVA have had over 100 volunteers come out to work on behalf of the campaign. They have reached out to over 40,000 voters, including knocking on over 10,000 doors and making over 30,000 phone calls. The youth vote is clearly in favor of Republicans during this election cycle.
“We are more organized than ever this year. Our efforts have resulted in the recognition of UVA’s College Republican chapter as one of the top CR chapters in Virginia,” said Chairman Wertman. “The numbers we’re posting are unprecedented and are beginning to be replicated by chapters throughout the Commonwealth.”
The College Republicans at the University of Virginia is a member of the College Republican Federation of Virginia and the College Republican National Committee. It is dedicated to promoting Republican principles, electing Republican officials, and providing fun and entertaining speakers, debates, social events, and more.