Upcoming Events and Happenings
Howdy fellow College Republicans and conservatives! This is a quick update on the goings on at UHCR. We encourage you to check out the calendar for upcoming events like tablings, meetings, and socials. Of course, you are encouraged to join us at the next meeting and keep checking our Facebook Page for updates.
We co-hosted a mayoral forum last month with the UH Dems and UH SGA. We had over 70 attendees and our chapter gained a few new members. We had Mayor Parker, Ben Hall (D), and Eric Dick (R) speak on various topics including infrastructure, liabilities and the budget, and the overall future of Houston. There are many races, including City Council races running currently. Early voting is mid-October and the election is November 5th. Remember to register to vote by Oct 7.
2013 Fall TXFCR Conference
The Texas Federation of College Republicans is excited to announce their 2013 Fall Conference will be held on October 19, 2013. We will be hosting our conference on the beautiful Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, TX. Please use this link to RSVP for the conference and the optional tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
We need as many of our members to attend this as possible. Our delegate count at the spring TXFCR State Convention is based on how many of our members attend this. Travel costs will be covered if you travel with the group. Come to the Oct 7 meeting for more details.
Campaigns and Internships
*Support Greg Abbott by making phone calls for the campaign!
Thursday, October 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Food and refreshments will be provided. Please be sure to RSVP and let us know you’re coming!
*UHCR does not endorse any campaign for any office until after the Republican primary.
Other campaigns are always looking for interns and volunteers. Attending our meetings gets you in contact with those campaigns.
Note from the Chairman
We have had a great year so far. People know who we are, on campus and throughout the state. At the Texas GOP SREC meeting in Austin in late September, I got the opportunity to hear from our leadership what they’ve heard about our group; they are impressed. A former CR from Dallas was even elected to the SREC that day, which goes to show that CRs have a unique opportunity to head-start their careers.
I have been asked to speak at the Texas Federation of Republican Women Convention October 17 by Carolyn Hodges, President of TFRW and current President of the Village RW, here in Houston. There, I will promote CRs in Texas and encourage members to donate to and support their local CR chapters.
For our club, we need to work on attendance and membership. This may be a very liberal campus but we need to be the voice that pushes against the liberal ideology that cracks the heart of Houston (and its roads).
Again, November 11 is an important meeting for our club and the many clubs in our region of Texas. Next year (2014), we will show the community and the state our political activism power. We have a few programs coming from the state federation to help push against Battleground Texas and the Nov 11 meeting will serve as a training event.
I hope you’re as excited as I am for the year to come. The 2014 election cycle is just around the corner and our goal is to grow the reach of conservatism in our state and take back the U.S. Senate. College Republicans are leading the way. Remember, you are not the future of the party… you are the party; and that’s just the way it is.