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Thursday, March 01, 2007

MARCH LIST OF EVENTS (Updated all the time, check back regularly)

March 7, 2007, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) March Social. Join us at Solas for an evening of socializing. Location: 232 E 9th St (Cross Street: Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue) RSVP at rsvp@nyyrc.com

March 7, 2007, 8:00pm: Lolita Bar Debates presents Brian Doherty discussing his new book- Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement_ (he is also the author of _This Is Burning Man_ and an editor at _Reason_ magazine), on the basement level of Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St. at the corner of Allen St. on Manhattan's Lower East Side (one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop). Free admission, cash bar. Host: Todd Seavey. Moderator: Michel Evanchik. Ample audience Q&A. Does radicalism work? Does pragmatism? Does anything? Bring all the libertarians, anti-libertarians, and Burners you know and find out at this event -- and if you _are_ a libertarian, learn how you came to be there.

March 8, 2007, 7:00 pm: Meet the Author Series at the Metropolitan Republican Club. Meet John Podhoretz, author of Can She Be Stopped? : Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States Unless.... Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Refreshments served. Books will be available for sale. 122 East 83rd Street, just west of Lexington.

March 8, 2007, 7:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) monthly meeting presents speaker Hon. Herman Badillo, author of the new book, One Nation, One Standard, which addresses the current state of our public educational system. Herman Badillo has served the State of New York as a Congressional Leader and also the City of New York as President of the Bronx. In 2001, Mr. Badillo, ran for Mayor of New York challenging Michael Bloomberg from the right. The New York Young Republican Club was a chief supporter of Mr. Badillo's campaign, going against the New York City Republican establishment. Also speaking will be Nicole Gelinas who is a Searle Freedom Trust Fellow with the Manhattan Institute, who writes on urban economics and finance, municipal and corporate finance, business issues, and crime. Ms. Gelinas will talk about recovery in New Orleans 18 months after Hurricane Katrina. She last spoke at our club on August 11, 2005. The meeting may adjourn at 9:30, but no YR event is complete without a trip to our favorite local pub for a chance to network, socialize and make new friends. So, plan on a late evening and please join us at: Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Avenue, Between 38th and 39th streets.

March 10, 2007, 5:00-7:00pm: Final TR Group meeting at their current space to discuss ideas for the future of the group. The office is at 191
Seventh Avenue #2S. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5.00
for TR/Gramercy Park Republican Group Members, and $15.00 for

March 14, 2007, 7:30pm: The Brooklyn Young Republican Club's next meeting will be a forum on a proposed "Academic Bill of Rights", led by guest speaker Phil Orenstein, an activist in the nationwide academic freedom and reform movement, who recently returned from the annual Academic Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C. "Academic Bill of Rights" legislation is currently pending in the NYS Senate (S2300) and in the NYS Assembly (A04406), and is currently active in over 20 other state legislatures. The legislation provides that students be graded on their work, not their political beliefs, that professors should not use the classroom for political indoctrination, and more. Join us! Peggy O'Neill's, 8123 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

March 15, 2007, 7:00-10:00 pm: St. Paddy's Day Warm Up Party. Join us at the Met Club for our festive pre-St. Patrick's Day party. Traditional Irish food, music and beer to get you in the spirit! $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Metropolitan Republican Club, 122 East 83rd Street, just west of Lexington.

March 26, 2007, 6:30 P.M. Prompt: The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion Rent Regulation: Should Governor Spitzer Enhance or Phase Out New York’s Current System? Featuring Peter D. Salins, University Professor, Stony Brook University, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Former SUNY Provost VS. Craig Gurian, Executive Director, Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York, Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School. Moderator Elise Boddie, Professor, Fordham Law. Co-Sponsors: Fordham Law Federalist Society, American Constitution Society & the Fordham Housing Advocacy Project. New York is a city of renters: more than two-thirds of Americans are homeowners, but only one-third of New Yorkers are. A majority of NYC’s renters live in units subject to some form of rent regulation. The largest program, rent-stabilization, has been modified so that more and more units are being decontrolled. With the booming real estate market pushing up market rate rentals, and big developments like Peter Cooper Village and Starrett City changing hands, many are calling on the Governor to reverse the deregulation trend. Who are the beneficiaries of rent regulation? Of deregulation? What are the consequences of the deregulation trend and what would happen if it were to be reversed? Can New York be an affordable city? Should it? (Free and open to the public - Reception to follow). Fordham Law School, 140 W 62nd Street, McNally Hall,(Corner of 62th Street and Columbus Avenue)

March 28, 2007, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) Spring Social at The Fat Black Pussy Cat, 130 W 3rd St, between 6th Ave & MacDougal. Upstairs lounge. Come celebrate the end of winter with the NYYRC at this historic establishment in the heart of Greenwich Village.