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Wednesday, June 01, 2005


June 1, 2005, 5:00pm: Young Friends of The New Criterion Central Park Picnic at the north east corner of Sheep Meadow. Rain location Yogi’s (aka Bear Bar), 2156 Broadway between 75th & 76th. Bring blankets, edibles, libations. We will supply the strawberries. RSVP Miss Steeves 212 247 6980. Steeves at newcriterion.com (replace at with @).

June 1, 2005, 8:00pm: Jinx debate: Marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Yes: Bernadette Malone No: Richard Ryan Moderator: John Carney Host: Michel Evanchik. Downstairs at Lolita bar on the northeast corner of Broome and Allen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (That's one block south and three west of the Delancey F stop; free admission and cash bar.)

June 1, 2005, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) party under the stars. Come join us as we take over the top two floors of Bar 13, including exclusive access to the roof deck! Where: Bar 13, corner of 13th Street and University Place. Why: 2 for 1 drink specials from 7-8!! Email Events@nyyrc.com with questions & your RSVP!!!

June 2, 2005, 6:30pm: Metropolitan Republican Club presents First Thursday, its monthly informal social and political salon. $10 at the door for members, $15 at the door for non-members includes all refreshments. Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street (between Lexington and Park).

June 2, 2005, 8:00pm: Jacob Sullum, senior editor of Reason magazine and the book "Voodoo Pharmacology: Drugs and Loss of Control" will speak at Junto. At The Roosevelt Hotel, Sutton Suite, 45 East 45th Street between Madison & Vanderbilt (Park) Avenues. The speaker is only a part of Junto... We'll socialize from 7:00pm. The meeting begins at ABOUT 7:30pm with a discussion of current issues and events. The featured speaker is introduced at ABOUT 8:00pm. The meeting will continue to ABOUT 10:00pm. Discussions are lively, but polite. Participation by attendees is highly encouraged. Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism, and investing.

June 4, 2005, 11am - 5pm: It's the Annual New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) STREET FAIR at 7th Ave from 57th to 45th Streets, YR booth near 53rd Street (Sheraton Hotel)!! Do you know how to irritate a liberal in less than 2 seconds? Just stand on the streets of Manhattan as a Republican registering voters and spreading the word. Want to help us irritate some liberals? Stand with us at our annual Street Fair!!! It's that time again! The young republicans hit the streets and the street fairs to register voters and educate our fellow city residents on what Urban Republicans bring to the table in City government. The NYYRC Street Fair is Saturday, June 4, 2005 from 11am - 5pm. It will run down 7th Ave from 57th to 45th Streets and our booth should be in its usual spot near the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd Street. We will have our annual voter registration and republican recruitment drive, hand out literature on our Urban Republican candidates and platform, sign up new YR members, have raffles and prizes, and have a great, fun-filled day. Plus you get the added bonus of annoying those pesky liberals who believe in free speech for everyone except Republicans (or anyone who disagrees with them!). Before you begin summering in the Hamptons do something for the cause. Join us, even for an hour or two, on this unique afternoon. You have never seen grassroots politics done the way the NYYRC does it!! Email info@nycyr.org if you can volunteer some time for this core grassroots party-building activity.

June 5, 2005, All Day: The Brooklyn Young Republican Club will have a table at the Fifth Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge. Our spot will be around 78th or 79th St. Andy Roman and Luke Vander Linden will be there most of the day recruiting members. Please stop by to say hi – or if you have some time to help out, stay longer! Our #1 goal this year is to grow the membership of the club. We all have to work together to make it happen!

June 7, 2005, 7:00pm:The Federalist Society's International & National Security Law Practice Group presents a panel: THE EXECUTIVE V. THE JUDICIARY IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM. Confirmed Panelists Include: Mr. Bradford A. Berenson, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP, Mr. John D. Hutson, Dean and President, Franklin Pierce Law Center and Rear Admiral (ret.); formerly of the Navy JAG, Ms. Barbara Olshansky, Center for Constitutional Rights, Hon. Barrington D. Parker, Jr., United States, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., Baker & Hostetler, Hon. Loren A. Smith, Senior Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims, Ms. Mary Jo White, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York--Moderator. Since September 11, 2001, most legal debate has focused on the extent of the President's power to wage war and what role Congress should play once it has authorized the use of force. In contrast, our panel will consider the role of the "least dangerous branch" of government--the judicial branch--in wartime. Should courts be highly deferential to the executive in the global war on terrorism? If so, what are the limits to this deference? If not, how far should the courts go? Does the global war on terrorism present special problems for the judiciary? What role did the Founders envision that the courts should play in wartime legal battles? This panel will look at the role of the courts and judges in deciding wartime habeas corpus petitions and challenges to the President's executive and commander-in-chief power to wage war in certain ways. The panel will also consider the courts' tradition of resolving these issues by invoking justiciability doctrines. Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Great Hall, 42 West 44th Street.

June 8, 2005, Brooklyn Young Republican Club Meeting- Speaker will be native Brooklynite Scott Jeffrey, who recently left his long-time job at MTV to become full-time Director of Legalize ( www.Legalize.com), the political action group he founded in 1996. Scott is very Pro-Bush and very Republican and he believes gay marriage, marijuana legalization and nightlife (ending dancing and smoking bans) are conservative issues that provide an opportunity to redefine "Republican" to a new generation. He also believes that Baby Boomers are stuck in a culture war that stifles the independent voice of Gen X. Scott grew up in Park Slope, attended Midwood High School and was the Libertarian candidate for NY Governor in 2002. We are proud to welcome him to our June meeting. 345 78th St(between 3rd & 4th Aves), Bay Ridge.

June 9, 2005, 7:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) General Meeting- Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Business casual attire is requested. Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2. Speaker will be Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality. *** New After-Meeting Place *** Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Ave., Between 38th and 39th streets.

June 14, 2005, 6:30pm Prompt The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a debate on Social security: What are the best solutions for sustainability and improvement? Featuring Pat Toomey, President Club for Growth, David Certner, AARP Federal Affairs Director, Herman Cain, New Voter Alliance CEO, Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Burea Director. Moderator Errol Lewis, Columnist, New York Daily News. The President has aggressively made Social Security reform the primary issue of his second term. Polls indicate he has convinced the American public that Social Security has a funding problem, but has been less successful at promoting his private accounts plus progressive indexing solution. Any solution will involve a choice among four alternatives: benefit cuts, tax increases, increased debt, or attempts to increase the rate of return on social security assets. Except for the last --which has its own challenges -- these are not attractive solutions for the public or politicians. Which raises the political question: how are politicians elected at most every six years going to fix a system that will not see funding problems for over a decade? At The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue(Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue). (Free and open to the public - Reception to follow). Click here to RSVP for this event.

June 15, 2005, New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) 93rd Annual Dinner at Tavern on the Green. SAVE THE DATE More details to follow soon! For information, or to help out - email dinner@nyyrc.com

June 22, 2005, Please join the Conservative Party of NY in celebrating Karl Rove with special guests George Pataki, Curtis Sliwa, Craig Shirley. Will you be with the leaders of the 21st Century Conservative Movement? Call 718-921-2158 to make your reservation for the hottest ticket in town. The Sheraton Hotel and Towers will be the place to be on the evening of June 22....call today to reserve your table.

June 23, 2005, 6:30 - 8:30pm: Reception for Patrick Murphy at the Hunt Slonem Gallery, 303 West 10th Street, 4th Floor (between Washington and West Side Hwy), Meatpacking District. Tickets $250

June 23, 2005, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) General Meeting. Joining us is Club Alumni Joseph Forstadt, who will be discussing the Club’s glorious history. Meetings are FREE & OPEN to the Public. Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street , between Madison & Park Avenues.

June 24, 2005 and June 25, 2005, 8:00pm: The NY Post's Robert George performs in an Improv show. The location is Stonestreet Studios, 48 w. 21st Street, 8th Floor. A moderate (yes, both liberals and conservative will be pleased -- or insulted) $15 cover will expose you to one of the finest improvisation troupes in the city -- AND, of course, the requisite free beer!!! A fan of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" Then you especially should like it!

June 29, 2005, 6:00pm-9:00pm: The Friends of Tony Sayegh Happy Hour Host Committee Cordially Invites You To join us for a Rooftop Happy Hour Fundraiser In Support of The New York State Young Republicans at The Loft at Veritas Studios, 527 W. 45th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues). Come Enjoy the Wonderful Selection of Fine Wines & Champagnes and "spiritied" conversation on all matters GOP! $40 per person, $100 Sponsor, $250 Host. For More Information or to RSVP please contact: Richard St. Paul: (914) 420-6887 or richardstpaul@yahoo.com or Jason Weingartner: Chairman@nysyr.us * Please Make checks out to New York State Young Republicans ** Political Contributions Are Not Tax Deductible *** If it rains, the indoor venue will be the "Loft" located in the same building. Paid for by the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs, Inc.

June 29, 2005, 6:00pm: Ken Mehlman, speaking on "The Republican Legal and Policy Agenda: A View from Washington." The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street. Refreshments afterward at 7 p.m. No RSVP needed. Free. (Thanks to Toni for this listing)