The University of Iowa College Republicans exist to promote conservative and Republican ideals, foster strong student leadership, develop life-long friendships, and most importantly: TO HAVE FUN!!!
All Republicans or politically interested students are welcome to attend our meetings, join the club, participate in our many social events, help further the agenda and goals of the party and club, and elect candidates that will promote our positive message.
Check out our calendar to see what we have coming up!
We meet in 61 Schaeffer Hall every Tuesday at 9 pm. If you have any questions, please contact us!
We will be having our next meeting on Tuesday March 1st at 8pm in 71 Shaeffer Hall. We will be watching the documentary “Waiting for Superman” and having a discussion about education in America. Take a break from studying and come watch a great film!
Mike Huckabee at the Bookstore
Former Governor Mike Huckabee will be at the University of Iowa Bookstore in the Old Capitol Mall from 4-5pm on Monday February 28th for a book signing for his new book “A Simple Government- 12 Things We Really Need From Washington (And a Trillion We Don’t).” Stop by between classes and take a picture and talk with the 2008 Republican Caucus winner and potential 2012 presidential candidate.
UICR Day on the Hill
On Tuesday March 1st we will be going to Des Moines for College Republican Day on the Hill. We will be meeting with Auditor Vaudt, Secretary Shultz, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, and the House Republican Caucus throughout the day. Pizza will be provided and a dome tour to the top as well. If interested, please email Natalie Ginty. We will be leaving Iowa City around 8 am and arriving back around 4pm. Carpooling is available, note this when RSVPing.
March 7th: Ron Paul will be speaking at the IMU main ballroom at 4pm. If you are interested in volunteering, email Kayla-Sproul@uiowa.edu. We would like you to be available from 2:45 to 5pm.
April 1st-2nd: Iowa Federation of College Republicans Spring Convention- We will be meeting with College Republicans from across the state. It will be an overnight stay in Des Moines with $25 covering the cost of food and lodging. Carpooling is available. The deadline for hotel reservations is March 10th, so please email Kayla-Sproul@uiowa.edu to RSVP. It will prove to be a great time, don’t miss it!!
We are currently in the process of figuring out the final design and cost for UI College Republicans apparel. If you or someone you know is interested, please attend a meeting or look out for future emails regarding them!
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.” -Ronald Reagan
The new executive board of College Republicans is excited about the rest of the Spring semester, and we’ve got a lot going on!
1. New to College Republicans?
We’re always looking for new people to get involved! Stop by any of our meetings, come check out our facbebook page or our website at www.hawkeyegop.org, and come to any of our upcoming events!
2. Next Meeting
Tuesday February 22 in 71 Shaeffer Hall. At our next meeting we’ll be writing letters to our Board of Regents about the proposed tuition hikes. Join us to make your voice heard and save you money! We’ll also be discussing ideas for tee shirts designs so we can show off our student organization.
3. Iowa Federation of College Republicans RSVP
On Friday April 1st we’ll be heading up to Des Moines for the IFCR Spring Convention. We’ll be meeting with other like-minded college students from the state, meeting with Iowa legislators and socializing! The cost is $25 which includes the hotel stay and all meals. Carpooling is available. Please RSVP to Kayla-Sproul@uiowa.edu or Ashley-Ervin@uiowa.edu by March 27 to reserve >your spot! All are welcome it’s going to be a great time!
4. Redistricting Tool Here’s a link from the Des Moines Register in regards to the future redistricting of Iowa from 5 districts to 4. See what you can come up with!
5. Upcoming Events
Meeting: Tuesday February 22 in 71 Shaeffer
Monday March 7: Ron Paul @ IMU at 4pm
Friday April 1- April2: IFCR Spring Convention in Des Moines
Tuesday at 9pm in 71 Schaeffer Hall we will be having our UI College Republican elections for a new board that will serve the 2011 year. The positions are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Events Coordinator. The process is pretty informal. You will need someone to nominate you, and then give a short 1 to 2 minute speech, and then we will vote either by acclimation or ballot if it is contested.
If anyone is interested in running, or has any questions, please email me!
We will also be discussing Former Minnesota Governor (and probable Presidential candidate) Tim Pawlenty’s visit to the IMU on Monday February 7th at 3:45pm. We are looking for a few more volunteers, so if you are free from 2:15-5 on Mondays let me know.
Please invite all your facebook friends that live in the Iowa City area to the facebook event (http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=196059733738408).
President Obama started his campaign based on the young vote in Iowa. We have an opportunity to personally meet most candidates for the Republican nomination for President, so lets not disappoint! Having any Republican come into Iowa City is a pretty big statement.
Hope all is well,
“If prosperity were easy, everyone around the world would be prosperous. If freedom were easy, everyone around the world would be free. If security were easy, everybody around the world would be secure. They are not! None of this is going to be easy, but this is the United States of America. It takes an extraordinary effort, it takes extraordinary commitment, it takes extraordinary strength. Valley Forge wasn’t easy. Going to the moon wasn’t easy. Settling the West wasn’t easy. We are the American people. We have seen difficulties before, and we always overcome them. We are going to have some differences, but it is about putting our head down as Americans and getting it done!” Tim Pawlenty