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"Outstanding Student Organization of the Year" (UIS Student Government Association, 2006)
"The secret weapon of Sangamon County Republicans!" (County Board Chairman, Hon. Andy Van Meter, 2007)
This is the weblog of the College Republicans at the U of IL at Springfield - Right here in the capital of the 'Land of Lincoln'.
We are nationally-recognized as one of the most active and influential CR organizations in the United States.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Weblog Updates - Belatedly-published recaps

In time for the National Convention, I have finally published the draft entries that I had saved, regarding our organization's activities during the Fall 2006 semester.

I have more [yet-unpublished] draft entries saved below as well, for some of our [many, many, many...!] activities during this past Spring semester. Those will be published shortly. In the meantime, please take a look at this review of election-related activities, for the Spring 2007 elections. (We do a lot of non-election activities as well, but this is a recap of our involvement in the important 2007 Springfield elections, in which we've been credited with helping boost the Republicans to a surprise majority, in the Municipal government, here in the capital city:

GRASSROOTS STUDENT MOVEMENT KEY IN SPRINGFIELD GOP VICTORIES



We have also been active this Summer, helping local Republicans, attending local government meetings, and [especially!] planning for the big CRNC Biennial National Convention.

College Republican National Committee - Biennial Convention 2007!! Our UIS CR Chapter is sending the largest delegation of any school in Illinois; we will be leaving for Washington, D.C., tomorrow. We may be live-blogging, from this event.

In the mean time, please look through the recaps posted below, and at that link, listed above. (Please keep in mind that this was a rush job, and is by no means exhaustive... When so many things are going on, it's hard to find time to blog about them all!)


Update: I still have, on the sidebar of this blog, links to sites pertaining to the 2005 CRNC Biennial Convention Elections. The elections this year should be far less contenscious, but controversy is still brewing. Here are some weblogs with info:
|| CR Nation || CRNC World News || CRNC Rumor Mill || Red State Rampage ||

And, of course: The Truth Caucus

Note: These are simply the links that I could find, and in the interest of open discussion, I wanted to provide these sources. NO ENDORSEMENT OF ANY KIND should be inferred, by my posting of the links above.

posted at 11:18 PM by Aakash


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Pro-Davidson
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