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Fighting for Our Future
Chairman’s Corner
So much has happened at the College Republican National Committee since we last wrote you. Like the rest of the Republican Party and Conservative movement, we are gearing up for a busy election season. We recently completed hiring of 25 full time field representatives who will recruit, train, mobilize and engage College Republicans in battleground states all across the nation. These highly trained, motivated field representatives will be in the field by the 15th of August, and will immediately begin organizing comprehensive youth volunteer Zach Howell efforts on behalf of candidates in their area. National Chairman We are also preparing a shipment of activism kits to our 1500+ chapters to aid our local leaders and volunteers in their efforts. Additionally, we have prepared and distributed a wealth of information on a variety of timely issues to our members across the country. This enables our members to be as effective as possible in the battle of ideas on their campuses. Most notably, we just launched our signature issue-based activism effort: “Don’t Put It On Our Tab”. With our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” initiative, the CRNC has created a one-stop news and information outlet dedicated to the threat that the national debt poses to America, and in particular to college-aged students. Utilizing our national network, social media, and a cutting-edge online issue platform, the CRNC has provided Americans with an encyclopedia of information about the dangers of the “Obama-Pelosi” agenda. The College Republican National Committee, and all of our local leadership and members, are energized and motivated to be a deciding factor in this Fall’s elections, and in the battle of ideas. Your continued support of our efforts is vital to our success. Thank you for all you do for the College Republican National Committee, the Republican Party and our country. - Zach
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FEATURES
Communications Director Rob Lockwood discusses our media strategy Page 3

Jeremy Hagen gives an update about Operation: Red November Page 4

Terence Grado discusses summer involvement Page 6

Brandon Greife shows a lean towards Conservatism Pages 7 Michael Antonopoulos highlights the best in the West Page 9 State Spotlights Pages 10-14 Rudy Perciful discusses the Republican response in the Louisiana Page 15 Finance Director Tierra Warren asks for your support Page 16

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MORTGAGING THE FUTURE
The policies of the Obama administration and the Democrat Congress have been a fiscal disaster for America. The national debt has topped $13 trillion and is expanding by the hour. Instead of taking action to protect America’s future, the Democrats have raised the debt limit six times since taking control of Congress, increased the national debt by 57%, and have been running a yearly deficit nearly eight times larger than the one they inherited. America cannot go on like this, and our generation of young people cannot, and should not, have to bear the burden of this mammoth debt. The College Republican National Committee will give our membership the facts and tools they need to make their voices heard on this critical issue. Utilizing social media, our own cutting edge online issue platform, viral videos, and our 250,000 members, College Republicans will be the preeminent voice telling our nation’s Democratic leaders: Don’t put your debt on our tab. A website dedicated to the debt-issue, a wealth of materials produced by the CRNC and experts on the issue will be available 24/7 to anyone looking for information on controlling the debt. We have created the premier web-based information portal on this timely issue. The program enables young people to stand up and speak out by signing our petition, sharing our content with their networks, creating their own videos and blogs, and inviting others to join the cause. Polling shows that our burgeoning national debt is one of the top policy concerns of today’s young people, and it is the issue where Democrats and the President see the highest levels of disapproval among the 18-29 year old voter demographic. Our program accomplishes two essential missions: • • Drives a wedge between young voters and our nation’s Democratic leadership in order to win elections today. Educates young people about the necessity of responsible, sustainable policy and small government ideology as a way of preserving American prosperity into the future.

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The time to act is now. When the Democrats raised the national debt ceiling with their pay-as-you-go “solution”, Nancy Pelosi glowingly stated that it was “a proud moment and a happy occasion.” It is truly frightening that policies that cripple our country’s fiscal future invoke gleeful emotions with liberals. Representative Paul Ryan summed up the Democrats spending habits perfectly on the floor of the House of Representatives when he stated that, “this (pay-as-you-go) is a fiscal charade, and if we don’t tackle this problem than it will tackle us.” Ryan later called on, “real people from both parties need to step up and solve this problem.” That is exactly what the “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” initiative does. The national debt should give us all reason to worry, but no one has a bigger stake in fixing the problem than America’s youth who will have to shoulder the burden. Through “Don’t Put It On Our Tab”, the College Republican National Committee will lead the way in highlighting the dangers of current policy while simultaneously promoting solutions. As the nationally elected board of governors for college-aged Republicans, it is the job of the CRNC to drive and define this debate!

George Washington University College Republicans protesting a Pelosi fundraiser. While Congress is mortgaging our future, Pelosi and friends are out partying.

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PROMOTING OUR AGENDA: A PLAN OF ATTACK
With the launch of the “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” advocacy initiative and the upcoming “Operation Red November” targeted field-deployment these are exciting times at the CRNC. My job is to effectively communicate to our membership, leaders on Capitol Hill, and to you, our loyal donors, about what the CRNC is doing to combat the Obama-Pelosi agenda, and to highlight our suggested solutions. To do this we will be enhancing our media presence, utilizing social media platforms, and keeping our website up-to-date as the premiere destination for information related to the debt and how it affects our generation. The platforms in which our media presence will be upgraded are as follows:
Rob Lockwood Communications Director

1.)Traditional Print: Chairman Zach Howell will have weekly Op-Eds that will be published in major newspaper outlets, primarily in our 6 target states (CO, FL, MI, NV, OH, PA), and to influential conservative blogs.

2.) Web-Advocacy Videos: We have a series of boldly-produced videos that will highlight the dangers of the current national debt, and propose our solutions to the problem. The videos are designed and scripted to go viral. The end result we would like to see is for the videos to direct significant traffic to the “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” petition on our website. 3.) Social Networks: Utilizing social mediums such as Facebook and YouTube, we will spread awareness about our deployment and issue-advocacy initiative in a cost-effective manner. We have just created a “fan-page” on Facebook for “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” that has already generated over 5,000 college-aged subscribers. 4.) CRNC Website: We have reserved a section of our new website to serve as a one-stop encyclopedia for information related to the danger of the debt and how it directly impacts collegeaged students. The site features original commentary written by CRNC staff, reposts of articles written by influential commentators, and weekly updates on polling numbers that track the shifting political attitudes of our generation. As a nationally elected board, the College Republican National Committee is unique in our ability shift the narrative about the oppressive Obama-Pelosi agenda into a “first-person” voice when providing criticism of current policy. We believe pundits will value this perspective as the election nears, and we will be looking to use our published material in traditional print and online media as credentials to garner appearances on TV and talk radio. The CRNC will stand up and speak out for our generation, and we are thankful for your support that allows us to do so! -Rob can be reached via email at rlockwood@crnc.org.

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OPERATION RED NOVEMBER: BUILDING ON PAST SUCCESS
Since our founding in 1892, the mission of the College Republican National Committee has been to recruit, train and mobilize college students to help Republicans win the battle of elections and ideas. In 2008, the College Republican National Committee (“CRNC”) sent 45 highly trained field operatives to more than 25 states where they recruited and mobilized more than 147,000 college students in support of Republican candidates. In 2009, three CRNC field operatives were sent to New Jersey where they recruited and mobilized more than 3,000 college students who made more than 137,000 voter contacts in support of Chris Christie’s successful bid for the Governor’s seat. That same year, we also deployed 379 volunteer operatives from 16 states, some as far west as Missouri and Wisconsin, to Virginia who gave more than 15,918 hours for Bob McDonnell’s winning campaign for Governor.

Jeremy Hagen Executive Director

This year the College Republican National Committee is set to build, improve and expand upon our past success with Operation Red November by sending 23 highly trained field operatives to six target states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, Michigan and Nevada. In those states, College Republican field operatives will invade the liberal college campus to organize phone banks, canvassing operations as well as other events on behalf of Republican candidates. They will also provide an additional set of hands for Republican Victory offices and find talented interns for campaigns. Through their efforts, College Republican Field Reps will recruit more than 27,000 college students and mobilize more than 42,000 volunteer hours that will produce almost 1.5 million voter contacts. In 2010, as in so many years past, the College Republicans will once again play a crucial role in electing Republican candidates. Through Operation Red November, College Republicans will recruit thousands of new students, volunteer tens of thousands of hours, and make millions of voter contacts on behalf of Republican candidates. Proud of our history, not afraid of hard work and standing with the right party; the College Republicans are poised to deliver the victories America needs turn itself around. Jeremy can be reaached via email at jhagen@crnc.org. ! PAGE 5

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MAKING THE MOST OUT OF THE SUMMER MONTHS
Naturally, the summer season is a relatively dormant time for students across the country, but not for College Republicans as we gear up for the Fall! By no means am I suggesting that College Republicans will be as busy as they are during the school year. That will not happen for several reasons: chapters cannot meet as frequently, campaigns tend to calm down in the summer months, etc. But crucial time is wasted if the summer downtime is not utilized properly by state federation and chapter leadership. For starters, in most states, new College Republican leadership is elected towards the end of the spring semester. New state Chairs are making efforts to speak and meet with chapter Chairs across their state. They are further Terence Grado explaining to chapter leadership their vision for the upcoming year, embracing Co-Chairman suggestions, and establishing a solid working relationship. Likewise, chapter leadership is meeting at least once during the summer to plan how their organization will start the fall semester off with a bang. State federation Chairs are drafting fall recruitment plans. This is especially important if a state is set to receive College Republican National Committee Field Representatives, whose jobs is to help recruit, train, and mobilize College Republicans throughout the campaign season. State leadership is assessing which areas around the state deserve special focus in conjunction with key campaigns. For example, when I was Chairman of the New Jersey Federation of College Republicans, I started our fall recruitment by targeting a southern region of our state. The third congressional district was arguably the most competitive district in NJ for that election cycle. I also knew that this was the area where we had the weakest presence of College Republicans. So for the first couple of weeks, I had our Field Representative, supplied by the College Republican National Committee, aggressively recruit on college campuses in and around the third congressional district. We started new chapters and built up existing ones and because of that, our Republican candidate was able to tap into a larger pool of volunteers throughout his campaign. Using the summer months can yield a well thought out recruitment plan that will undoubtedly make an impact the moment school starts up again.
-Terence can be reached via email at tgrado@crnc.org.

Right: California CRs making the most of their summer by campaigning for Carly Fiorina.

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NEW POLL SHOWS AMERICA SHIFTS TOWARD CONSERVATISM
Change? Maybe for the worse since President Obama was elected in 2008. “Post-recession” means very little when pink slips still outnumber congratulations letters. An $800 billion stimulus bill did little to dampen the soaring unemployment rate. Healthcare legislation failed to slow down skyrocketing premium costs, and may actually speed their rise. The public education system remains lacking and the government continues to provide no other solution but more money. Taxes inevtiably rise. Debt continues to grow. In a country where years are measured in workdays, school days, paychecks and bills, nobody particularly cares about legislative calendars, filibusters, or “land mark” legislation. Hiding behind excuses and jargon won’t work-just get it done.
Brandon Greife Political Director

It is little surprise then that a new Gallup Poll shows that Americans have become increasingly likely to describe the Democratic Party’s views as “too liberal” and less likely to say its views are “about right.”

Gallup says the

change

“could be a response to the expansion in government spending since President Barack Obama took office, most notably regarding the economic stimulus and healthcare legislation.” There is no doubt that the government has become more liberal under the leadership of President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Majority Leader Reid. Even more powerful than the collective effort of these three Democrats to push the nation Left, has been American citizens shifting to the Right. Democrats have stayed true to form. Keynesian economics, which uses government deficits to stimulate the economy, were the justification for the $800 billion stimulus package. Their penchant for governmental solutions to public problems has dominated their policy focus. Their desire to promote social justice through the expansion of big-government programs was the driving force behind health care reform. They didn’t change. But the public’s opinion of these philosophies did. Democrats’ liberalism didn’t work. Now Republicans have taken over the mantel of change that Obama captured in ’08 and has since fettered away. -Brandon can be reached via email at bgreife@crnc.org.

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CRNC HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER ALUMNI BANQUET
On June 15th the College Republican National Committee hosted our first-annual “Summer Alumni Banquet.” The event celebrated the successes of our past leaders, and served as a formal introduction to our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” advocacy initiative. Speakers such as Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Morton Blackwell, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Aaron Schock, Rep. Patrick McHenry, Sen. Roger Wicker, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, and CA-GOP Chairman Ron Nehring paired personal anecdotes with pragmatic advice to our politically charged audience. All of our honorees stressed the need and importance of a politically engaged College Republican network. Former CRNC Executive Director and current Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist explained, “The beginning of political actions for hundreds of thousands of Americans is rooted in their College Republican experience. The institution protects the party, protects the country, and ultimately protects the world.” The CRNC will be aggressively promoting the “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” program nationwide. To keep our membership informed and engaged we have a multi-dimensional plan for advocacy that includes: Working with congressional leadership to host a series of debt-centric tele-townhalls Writing Op-Eds on a weekly basis that will be circulated to major newspapers and influential online websites • Producing a series of bold online informational viral videos • Generating signatures for our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” petition • Updating our website on a daily basis to ensure that material is up to date for our membership The College Republican National Committee needs your help to tell congress, “Don’t Put It On Our Tab!” Please visit our website and sign the petition at www.crnc.org/petition! With your help we will drive and define the debate for our generation. We thank you for your support as the CRNC stands up and speaks out on your behalf! • •

Left to right: Political Director Brandon Greife, Communications Director Rob Lockwood, Former CRNC Chairman Karl Rove, Finance Director Tierra Warren, Executive Director Jeremy Hagen, Chairman Zach Howell

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COLLEGE REPUBLICANS BUILD MOMENTUM IN WESTERN STATES
With the dust from the primaries settling, College Republicans across the western states are excited that their party has nominated inspiring leaders who are posed to win in November. In California, two liberal icons of the state, Attorney General Jerry Brown and Senator Barbara Boxer, have strong opponents with relevant experience to tackle this tough economy. !The California Republicans have nominated former Hewlett Packer CEO Carly Fiorina as their Senate Nominee and former EBay CEO Meg Whitman as their Gubernatorial Nominee. !!College Republicans in the state are thrilled, and have formed student coalitions to support their favorite candidates. !Chasen Bullock, the California Students for Meg Whitman Chairman, had this to say, “Students throughout the state are excited about Meg’s candidacy, they are worried about this economy and understand that turning to the tired ideas of the past is not going to cut it.” ! !

Michael Antonopoulos Western Regional Vice Chair

But California is not the only place where the mood is changing. !College Republican state chairpersons throughout the west are reporting that they have increased recruitment in all their chapters. !However, more important than the increased recruitment, is the diversity of the students in this new wave of College Republicans. The new students attending these meetings are not the typical rank and file GOPers. ! These are just the average, generally uninformed college attendees who do not know every statistic about job growth, or future deficit projections, and probably can’t name more than one or two cabinet officers. Yet these students are informed enough to recognize that in our country Students for Carly at a Victory Rally June today, one party holds complete power. And, 9th in Orange County, California while not political scientist, these students know that if there is not a change in direction this country will be in real trouble. ! Several of these students are the same young people who were part of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, but have come to recognize that the mere words hope and change will not fix this country. ! ! With these students joining our already large state federations, College Republicans throughout the West are ready to work hard to continue advancing conservative ideals on campus and elect republican candidates to office. - Michael can be reached via email at anton@crnc.org. He also is the Chairman of the California College Republicans.

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TEXAS: DEEP IN THE HEART OF REPUBLICANISM
Less than a year ago, the Texas College Republicans were a fledgling assembly with 17 participating Chapters and not much else.! Today, with over 40 Chapters from Lubbock to Houston, El Paso to Dallas and everywhere in between, the Texas College Republicans are the bedrock of the young conservative movement in the Lone Star State. After wrapping up the academic year with a successful fundraiser with Karl Rove at the University of Texas at Austin, I and the newly-elected Executive Board of TCR began drafting our battle plan for the fall election season.! The McCaslin-Sumrall Plan (named for its authors, Vice Chairman Tory Sumrall and Political Director Charlie McCaslin) will direct our hundreds of active College Republicans from across the State into the districts of Democratic Congressmen Ciro Rodriguez and Chet Edwards in a no-holds-barred campaign effort to unseat two of Texas’ veteran Democratic politicians. While these two flagship races are the most outstanding for TCR, the McCaslin-Sumrall Plan focuses also on races for the Texas Legislature and various judicial elections, resulting in one of the most comprehensive election strategies ever drafted by the TCR or its predecessors. In between campaign stops, Texas College Republicans actively engage in the political process by serving internships in Austin and Washington, by hosting on-campus events at their respective schools, participating in and even serving on City Councils, County Commissioners’ Courts, House and Senate Committee sessions, Boards of Regents, political consulting companies and much, much more. The success we’ve seen during the past year has been extraordinary, and we owe that success to the place we call home.! No place can compare to Texas when it comes to fostering an environment of progress and achievement for the Republican cause. We’re a place where tradition is a way of life; where character is stitched into the local fabric and leaders are a natural resource.! We’re a place where the future is knocking at the door, but the past always has a seat at the table.! We’re a place where pushing ideas forward doesn’t mean pushing values aside.! We’re a place that breathes life into ideas. We’re Republican. We’re proud. We’re Texas. - Justin Till, State Chairman, Texas Federation of College Republicans

Members of the Texas Federation of College Republicans

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COLLEGE REPUBLICANS: MOVING ALABAMA FORWARD
This has been a historic year for the College Republican Federation of Alabama. For the first time in over 130 years, the Alabama Republican Party is close to gaining a majority in the State House and State Senate, along with competitive elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Senate, and Attorney General. Undoubtedly, College Republicans across our state will play a vital role in these elections. Alabama is home to one of the strongest federations in the country, boasting two of the largest chapters nationally at the University of Alabama and Auburn University. We have planted the flag of campus conservatism at three new colleges and universities this spring, with plans to expand our federation onto 3 more universities this fall. At the end of the year, CRFA will have doubled in size and amassed one of the largest memberships in the country. Earlier this year, the College Republican Federation of Alabama held its Annual Meeting and Conference, electing our state board and hearing from a variety of candidates. In February, Alabama sent over 20 College Republicans to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), our largest delegation ever. We have also launched a state-wide branding initiative in conjunction with a similar program at the national level. CRFA unveiled a new logo, social media campaign, and will be launching a state-of-the-art website (AlabamaCRs.org) this summer. The conservative movement and Republican Party are alive and well in Alabama. Thousands of College Republicans across the state will continue to build upon a solid foundation of promoting meaningful education reform, recruiting new industry and jobs, eliminating waste in government, and protecting our way of life. In 2010, College Republicans will truly move Alabama forward. -Alex Schriver , State Chairman, College Republican Federation of Alabama

College Republican volunteers with Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne.

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SUMMER LEADERSHIP RETREAT
During the last few days of July, the crème de la crop of the largest youthbased political organization in Minnesota will be descending upon the Arrowwood Resort in the unassuming town of Alexandria, MN. The annual meeting of chapter executive board members, chapter chairs, and state executive board members is shaping up to be one of the most successful trainings in recent history. Minnesota College Republicans from Moorhead to Winona, and from Duluth to Mankato will be learning the ways to take their chapter from average to exemplary. From recruiting new members, to effective fundraising, to throwing a successful debate and everything in between. These eager and energetic future Republican Leaders will be apprised of the new way of the Minnesota College Republicans. Over the last few months, the MNCRs has taken numerous steps to embracing all the new technology at our fingertips. Chapter chairs now have access to a centralized, self cleaning email membership list, a brand new texting service, for instantaneous communication and rapid mobilization, as well as old standbys like facebook and twitter. And shortly, the chapter chairs will all be able to utilize a cutting edge website, with all the above list features and more! In addition to learning the ways of one of the countries oldest political action organizations, attendees will be hearing from some of the states biggest names. Including State Representative Candidate Rebecca Peichel, who is a recently minted College Republican Alum from St. Benedict’s, Lieutenant Governor Candidate Annette Meeks and Minnesota’s next Governor Tom Emmer! Summer Leadership Training has always been a favorite event of MNCRs and this year is no exception. The Minnesota College Republicans are leading the charge in training future generations of Republicans leaders, and let us say, the future is now. - Tyler Verry, State Chairman, Minnesota

Elections in Ohio happen at a more impressive pace than in most states, mostly due to our swing-state status--as Ohio goes, so goes the nation. But this year, the elections here have another reason to be on the big stage--we are facing big problems, and we need big ideas and big solutions to solve them. In this unique environment, Ohio's conservatives could not be more blessed with the team of candidates that we have here--leaders like John Kasich, running for Governor, and Rob Portman, running for the US Senate.

OHIO IS READY FOR CHANGE

It is in these candidates that young conservatives are finally seeing something to believe in, something to stand for. When John Kasich launched his first statewide bus tour a few weeks OCRF won the award for Republican Organization of the back, the youth of Ohio were there to hear John's vision for Year for 2010 fixing Ohio, and to join alongside in the fight. Our generation is starting to wake up after four years of lost jobs and skyrocketing deficits here at home under liberal leadership, and they see that conservative Republican leadership is the antidote. These are exciting times here, because we have the excitement on our side, but also because there is a sense that after winning on November 2, the fight will only have just begun. As John Kasich is fond of saying on the campaign trail, "Once we win in November, then we'll have to march. We'll have to get out our bell-bottom jeans, our tie-dyed peace t-shirts, and our long-haired hippie wigs, and we'll march together to fix Ohio." You can bet that young conservatives here will be marching all the way to victory! - Jonathon Snyder, Chairman, Ohio College Republican Federation

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The Scott Brown momentum has been seen not only in Massachusetts but far into the core of the Northeast. With strong candidates in every state, the College Republicans are excited to hit the trail this year to ensure victory in the upcoming 2010 election. From Maine all the way to Maryland, the message is clear that there will be major pickups for the Republican Party in the Northeast. This past spring, National Chairman Zach Howell and Executive Director Jeremy Hagen spent time traveling to multiple spring conventions throughout the region, where College Republicans were armed and ready to win in November. The excitement is catching like fire and is an inspiration to many out there that have never been politically involved. With nine of the twelve Northeast states electing first term state chairs this renewed source of energy will surely mean a growth in all of the state federations in our region. It is also exciting to see that former state chairs are now running for election themselves and are having great success in their campaigns. Alexander Willette, the former state chairman of Maine, was able to win the primary in a state representative campaign and is now fighting hard to win the general election in November.

NORTHEAST UPDATE

Our gubernatorial candidates this year in the Northeast look to be as strong as ever. In Vermont, Brian Dubie looks to keep Republican control on the governor’s seat in Montpelier, and Charlie Baker is poised to make a great run in Massachusetts. These candidates and all of the candidates are truly leaders that College Republicans can be proud to throw their support behind and campaign day in and day out. - John can be reached via email at jkleinhans@crnc.org

John Kleinhans Northeast Regional Vice Chair

We at the PA College Republicans comprise one of the largest federations within the College Republican National Committee. Throughout our history we have been dedicated to helping Republicans statewide win key elections. This year especially, is crucial for Republicans to take back state and local offices, and the PA CR’s are committed to deploying volunteers to areas and campaigns that need us most. Because of the number of colleges in Pennsylvania we have a wealth of resources at our disposal. With the help of the College Republican National Committee and working in conjunction with the PA GOP and PA Young Republicans, I am confident we will win our races this November. We have been working with the Toomey senatorial and Corbett gubernatorial campaigns to form student groups specifically dedicated to helping the two candidates leading our ticket get elected. Through fundraising, grassroots efforts, door knocking, and phone banking we are determined to ensure that all our candidates get elected. In addition, we will register new voters as they enter college and are eligible to vote for the first time, educate students on state and local candidates, and hold rallies and events on college campuses to make sure that the youth of Pennsylvania are well versed in the issues. - Elizabeth Leamy, State Chair, Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans ! PAGE 13

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DESTRUCTION IN OUR GULF….
It has become most challenging to many of us, the citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, to stay idle while our part of the Gulf Coast, our food, our way of life, and most importantly, our environment is destroyed.!It has even become harder for us to face ridicule.!Economically, most people do not understand what offshore drilling does for our state; especially if you are an outsider.! I can assure you that this is not a piece bashing oil drilling; in fact, you will not find a state that is more dedicated to drilling than Louisiana. ! Oil is a way of life; most of our families are somewhat or somehow connected to the industry.!BP and Shell are just two of the several different exploration and production firms that employ thousands of people in our region.! Some would even argue that drilling could be the single most important factor to our Rudy Perciful somewhat insulated economy.!Companies like BP provide a means for a Southern Regional Vice meagerly educated person the opportunity to make a means to support their Chair family – while providing a very comfortable salary and benefits package.!Everyone who works in exploration or drilling understands the risks that are associated with their job. ! People have reason to be upset with British Petroleum, but the blame for this incident shouldn’t simply stop at BP. The core of the problem lies in the fundamental issue that Republicans fight against every day – the policies of big government.!We have too much bureaucracy; wasting federal dollars, but most importantly – all of our time.! We now hear that state departments are ignoring the red tape imposed by the federal government and simply doing what needs to be done to begin recovery.!The federal government has done nothing but impede the progress in fixing the spill and making sure that the fragile ecosystems that generate Louisiana’s famous seafood stay in place.!We have even heard Governor Bobby Jindal threaten department heads that if “red tape” gets in the way of someone completing the task, that person should be fired. It is my only hope that you can agree with our Governor. Louisiana’s people, culture, food and livelihood depend on the Gulf of Mexico being fully operational.!The people understand this, BP understands this, but unfortunately, but our President’s inaction implies he doesn’t know how to solve this problem.!His six-month moratorium, something that would have immediately further devastated our economy, !was recently overturned in federal court; we can only hope that it is not appealed. ! In conclusion, we can only hope that the days of bureaucracy will end soon.!Personally, my hope is that it will end in November.!We can all send a message to Congress to end this era of big government by voting for Republican candidates.!But it all starts with the problem of helping youngsters learn the ways of conservatism; the answer is simple and the College Republican National Committee is here with the solution.
-Rudy can be reached via email at rperciful@crnc.org.

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THE MOMENTUM IS ON OUR SIDE
College Republicans are on the verge of making a significant impact in 2010. The time is now to put this nation on back on the right track. To seize the momentum during this unprecedented opportunity, College Republicans are preparing to implement our 2010 field plan. The program will send 25 staff into strategically targeted areas to win back the majority in the House and Senate and lay a lasting base to work towards the key 2012 presidential elections. Through our grassroots effort we will recruit more than 27,000 new College Republicans, identify and mobilize nearly 9,000 volunteers, and make more than 1.5 million direct voter contacts. The Democrats’ house of cards is tumbling down. It is now up to us to build something stronger in its place. Our 25 person field program is projected to cost approximately a half million dollars and the College Republicans need your support to make it happen. Although the field program comes at a great cost, we have proven, time and time again, why we are the best investment in Republican politics. We were there for Governor Bob McDonnell in Virginia, Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey, and again in Massachusetts for Senator Scott Brown. We will be there again in November helping candidates win the races we should have won in 2006 and 2008.

We are your best political investment because 100% of the money you donate, goes directly into our programs that make the dedicated efforts to target youth voters through sophisticated grassroots field operations, online messaging, and activism. The College Republican National Committee has the history behind it to ensure stability, and the type of membership that allows for powerful grassroots mobilization. By the end of 2010, government debt is expected to grow to $13.6 trillion and in just five short years the national debt is expected to explode, reaching more than $19 trillion by 2015. That means that right now I owe a little more than $118,000 for the national debt and by 2015 my debt bill will have grown to roughly $180,000.!This level of debt is so toxic that if the IRS were to offer me a monthly payment plan, I would have to pay $500 per month for 30 years. And that doesn't account for interest or further government spending. Our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” project will tell America's leaders to stop putting trillions of dollars in new spending on the tab of future generations. !It's time to elect leaders that believe in responsible, sustainable fiscal policy. !It's time to throw out the mad economic policies that got us into this crisis and sustained it. Help us make these plans a reality with a donation today. We are asking you for $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or whatever you can afford, to put towards the programs outlined in the previous pages. It is necessary to invest in the youth of our party more than we ever have before if we want to continue winning in 2010. Your tremendous investment will ensure our success in the upcoming elections. There is no better time than now to invest in the future of the party. Thank you in advance for your support. -Tierra -Tierra can be reached via email at twarren@crnc.org ! PAGE 15

Tierra Warren Finance Director

600 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste. 215 Washington, DC 20003 Office: 202.608.1411 Fax: 202.608.1429 Email: team@crnc.org