Posted on November 11, 2016 10:14 AM
Contact: Amanda PetersonChairman, Minnesota College Republicans612firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Trump Wins Young Millennials in Minnesota
While we are sad about Trump’s loss in Minnesota, we are proud to announce that Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence received 48% of the vote for those aged 18-24 in the state of Minnesota. Hillary Clinton received 43% of the vote with 18-24 year olds¹. This means that Trump did 5 points better than Clinton in the deep-blue state of Minnesota among young millennials. These young, millennial voters aged 18-24 made up 10% of the electorate in Minnesota.
Not only did Trump outperform Clinton in Minnesota among this key, college-aged demographic, but he outperformed Trump’s national numbers as well. Donald Trump obtained 35% of 18-24 year olds’ votes nationally², which means that in Minnesota Trump outperformed the 18-24 year old demographic by 13 points.
The Minnesota College Republicans would like to thank all of our chapter chairs, our state board, our donors, and our many activists and CRs across the state. We are all extremely proud to have played a small role in this victory.
¹Source: CNN Exit Polls, Minnesota
²Source: CNN Exit Polls, National
Posted on September 27, 2016 1:31 PM
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The Minnesota Federation of College Republicans is deeply troubled to announce that last night a Gustavus College Republican was assaulted while walking on campus due to the Trump apparel she was wearing. This event took place before the First Presidential Debate occurred.
College campuses are meant to be places of freedom of speech and diverse opinions without fearing for one’s physical safety. In the case we saw last night on Gustavus Adolphus College’s campus, this did not seem to be the case. This is unacceptable.
We expect that Gustavus Adolphus College will come to a resolution on this issue to combat violence on campus towards students with differing opinions. Nobody, regardless of race, gender or political party, should feel unsafe because of the way they look or what they wear when they walk on campus.
EDIT: "Assault" in this case is a direct violation of Minnesota Statute 609.224, Subdivision 1.
MNCRs Statement on Tragedy in Orlando and Response to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Student Body President
Posted on June 13, 2016 1:51 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2016
Contact: Theo Menon
Co-Chair, Minnesota College Republicans
MNCRs Statement on Tragedy in Orlando and Response to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Student Body President
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Early yesterday morning, the deadliest mass shooting to take place on US soil since Wounded Knee occurred in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. The Islamic State has taken responsibility for this attack. The Minnesota College Republicans condemn the attack, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this trying time.
Merely hours after the attacks, the President-Elect of the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities released a statement on her Facebook profile blaming these attacks on Republicans, Christians and “cisnormativity”. Her statement is not only offensive to the hundreds of conservative students at the University of Minnesota and the millions of conservatives in this country, it is cruel and invalidates the experience of the victims of this terrible attack. The MNCRs believe that it is key that we, as Americans, unite in the face of terror and extremism.
The fact that these attacks were morphed into an attack on conservatives, Christians and caucasians is an utter disgrace to the victims of Orlando as well as on all students who identify as Christian, conservative, or even moderate—particularly because this attack comes from one of the most powerful students on the University of Minnesota’s campus. Because of this, the President-Elect of the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Student Association, Abeer Syedah, should apologize to the victims in Orlando, as well as the thousands of Christian and conservative students in the Minnesota College system who are offended by her statement. The Minnesota College Republicans will continue to fight ignorant and bigoted statements such as the MSA’s President-Elect’s, as well as continue to be a fighting voice for conservative ideologies on college campuses throughout Minnesota.
Posted on November 16, 2015 10:58 PM
COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CONDEMN CAMPUS REJECTION OF 9/11 RESOLUTION
MINNEAPOLIS, November 11 - The Minnesota College Republicans (MNCRs,) strongly condemn Minnesota Student Association (MSA) at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities’ rejection of their proposed resolution calling for a Moment of Recognition regarding the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
“I simply don’t understand why this resolution failed,” said Aly Eichman, the State Chair of the Minnesota College Republicans, “Memorializing the victims of such a national tragedy should not be a controversial issue.”
“It’s appalling that this resolution was defeated,” said Anders Koskinen, Chair of the University of Minnesota College Republicans, “The disrespect that the 36 people who voted against this showed towards the victims of 9/11 and their families is absolutely unacceptable.”
The proposed resolution, a copy of which is at the end of this release, failed by a vote of 36-23 in MSA’s forum on Tuesday, November 10th. This was in spite of the support of a large amount of MSA’s senior leadership, as well as University President Eric Kaler.
The Minnesota College Republicans will continue to push for MSA and the University of Minnesota at large to recognize the events of September 11th, 2001 in the way they deserve to be.
For additional information please contact Aly Eichman at 414-477-3816.
WHEREAS, The tragic events of September 11th, 2001 still have a lasting effect on many students and staff,
Posted on June 25, 2015 11:17 AM
It’s *finally* summertime! And even though most College Republicans are off campus, our members are staying active and involved throughout the summer!
Me? I’ve been busy too! The entire MNCRs State Board has been brainstorming and organizing in preparation for the fall-- y’all this year will be amazing. I personally was fortunate enough to participate in a press conference held by the Republican Party of Minnesota to let Hillary Clinton know that Minnesotans want and deserve better.
Now we want to hear from you! CRs: send us a photo of you being political to email@example.com with a brief description and we’ll post it on our Instagram, @minnesotacrs. #MNCRsummer
Posted on August 15, 2014 2:43 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Angie Hasek
August 15, 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Franken Working Hard for Minnesota or Hardly Working?
Minneapolis, Minn. – While Sen. Al Franken vacations in Lake Tahoe today, College Republicans wanted to remind Minnesotans that Al Franken isn’t working for Minnesota, he’s hardly working.
“Sen. Franken’s vacation to Lake Tahoe reveals just how hard he’s not working for Minnesota,” said Angie Hasek, Chair of the Minnesota College Republicans. “Since Senator Franken votes with President Obama 97 percent of the time, maybe this is one of those times where he’s taking a three percent vacation from his voting record. Minnesotans deserve better from their Senator, and that’s why they should elect Mike McFadden in November. Mike’s not on vacation, he’s out getting to know Minnesotans, having traveled to almost all 87 counties all ready. Come November Senator Franken can take a permanent vacation.”
Posted on November 27, 2013 10:14 PM
As a college senior, I am able to look back on my college experience in its totality and one thing stands out from everything elsse: my involvement with the College Republicans. Although a member of the St. Thomas College Republicans since my freshman year, I consider myself a bit of a late bloomer in my involvement with the larger statewide organization. During my sophomore year I was able to help out with the Minnesota Caucus results and went to CPAC a few days later. I had a great time on that trip, met a lot of great College Republicans, and was hooked. I knew that this was an organization that I wanted to put more time into. Subsequently, I ran for chapter chair at St. Thomas a few months later, and the rest is history.
I was afforded the opportunity to lead the Minnesota federation when I was elected in April of 2013 and it is truly an honor to serve in this capacity. I get to meet some of the most interesting people in Minnesota politics, get to attend some great events such as CPAC, help with field and local campaigns, work with the College Republican National Committee, and share these moments with people that have similar interests as myself. You do not need to be a political science major to enjoy being a College Republicans - there are opportunities for everyone. I highly encourage you all to get involved in this organization - the opportunities and the people are great and I will sure miss it when it is done. I know that some of the friends I have made will be some of my best friends for the rest of my life and that this organization has prepared me to be an effective activist in state politics. So, don't wait - get involved! I can assure that it will be the "time of your life."
Posted on November 19, 2013 12:27 PM
My life would have looked radically different today if it not were for the College Republicans. Making the transition to college was difficult for me, as I’m sure it was for many others. And during that first year of school, I didn't have a “thing”: my own special niche. All of my new friends had joined clubs and sports teams, and I didn't really have anything. But I had signed up for the email alias of the St. Olaf College Republicans.
I had always considered myself to be to the right of the political spectrum, although I had never been heavily involved in politics. But I decided that I might as well attend a few of their meetings. Little did I know, that I would be one of the only members in a dying chapter. By the end of the year, there was only two of us that were returning. I was asked if I wanted a leadership role, and then began my time as Vice Chair of the chapter. Since then, I have become more involved and am fortunate enough to be serving on Minnesota College Republican state board.
College Republicans literally has changed my life. Not only did I decide to switch my major (from Biology to Philosophy), start a chapter of Young Americans for Liberty on my campus, change my career aspirations, and generally become a more informed and active voter, I have become a better person. I have learned about confidence, patience, and determination. I have learned to meet adversity head-on and not shy away from voicing my opinions. College Republicans has been more than a club to me, it has been a family. A family of brothers and sisters who encourage you to be your best and to achieve that which you thought was never possible. I am so incredibly thankful to have had the chance to join this organization, and look forward to doing all that I can to help it thrive. Hearts, Stars, and CRs!
Aly Eichman St. Olaf CollegeRead more
Posted on November 19, 2013 1:21 AM
I was not a political person until I became a junior in high school. Sure, I was the most vocal about voting for Bush in our school’s mock election when I was in second grade, but other than that I hated that my dad always had Fox News on, and whenever my brother Andrew brought up something political I tuned it out. He tried the High School Page Program his junior year and talked about how much fun he had. I wanted to do it for the social aspect. I’d get to meet kids across the state AND miss a whole week of school. The catch was that I thought I’d better learn a little bit about politics before I went. It turned out to be the experience of a lifetime. I had always thought that as a young person I wouldn’t exactly be of any help to a campaign. I was wrong. I met Randy Demmer during the program and found out that I could help by phone calling his delegates before the endorsing convention. I walked in a couple parades with him and I contacted each and every classmate I knew who was of voting age and encouraged them to vote for Randy. It wasn’t much but I decided that I actually liked to feel like I was making some sort of different. That fall I was fortunate to attend a protest of Obama’s visit to the U with Andrew and a couple other College Republicans. I’d never felt so hated and loved at the same time as we received mixed reactions. It was exhilarating. I was in the process of searching for the right college, and the size and strength of the College Republicans chapter may or may not have impacted my final decision. I was one of those students who bee-lined it to the CR table at the activities fair the fall of my freshman year at St. Thomas.
I know my story differs from many other students who have become active in College Republicans. For the most part I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I came because I wanted to make a difference, but I truly ended up staying because I met friends for a lifetime. It’s not that we even discuss politics THAT often, but it’s refreshing to spend time with like-minded individuals who love freedom as much as I do.
We are presented with many opportunities as College Republicans that many people never get a chance to do: take a coach bus out to conferences in DC, meet some of the most powerful people in the country, take part in meaningful internships, and most importantly, become a true leader of our generation. It’s quite clear that our nation is at a crossroads. As a College Republican we can ensure our generation’s concerns are not only heard, but are addressed. You can make a difference as a young person, and we invite you to join us in these efforts!
Angie Hasek, St. Thomas