Off and RunningPosted: August 31, 2011
Welcome to returning and new members of the Cornell Republicans!
I hope everyone found something worthwhile at our first meeting. The CRs is an organization made up of students from various backgrounds (I bet you were surprised to find more than a few ILRies at the meeting) and who believe in differing strains of conservatism. If you didn’t notice this at the first meeting, you will as the semester progresses.
We make a concerted effort to engage the community in various ways: hosting speakers, debating groups like the Democrats, Libertarians and Organization for Labor Action, campaigning, writing for publications, and organizing informal events with other on-campus groups. Our hope is that these practices foster debate and allow conservatives to express their views boldly and freely. Think of the CRs as an intellectual and political home for conservatives.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior, or even a senior. It’s never too late to become involved politically, especially on a campus where discourse is often one-sided. And you can become as involved as you choose: Some members attend meetings regularly, some choose to help out only with events, and some come to meetings whenever their schedule permits.
I look forward to working with all of you this year to further the conservative movement. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the other Executive Board members, whose contact information is listed on the “About” page.