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Young Conservatives of California
Brendan Steinhauser | March 14, 2005 | Brendan Steinhauser

Posted on 03/14/2005 8:54:29 PM PST by bstein80

I am interested in starting a sister organization of The Young Conservatives of Texas. This new group will be called, The Young Conservatives of California. It will adopt the mission statement and stated goals of YCT, but will have complete autonomy from YCT in everything it does. If you have high school or college kids or grandkids, please have them contact me if they are interested in forming a chapter on their campus. My credentials can be found here: http://www.yct.org/books.htm

I will be using the principles and ideas outlined in my book on campus activism to build a successful conservative youth movement that will fill the void left by groups like Young Americans for Freedom. We will work alongside College Republicans and Protest Warrior to take back our college campuses.

Please pass my information along to anyone who may be interested in talking to me about this project. My number is 361-772-5175. I live in San Diego and attend California Western School of Law. I will begin this project May 1st. Thanks in advance for helping me with this.

Brendan


TOPICS: Announcements; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; conservatives; generationy; ycc; yct

1 posted on 03/14/2005 8:54:33 PM PST by bstein80
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To: bstein80

Here are the links to YCT's principles and mission:

http://www.yct.org/join.htm

http://www.yct.org/about.htm

http://www.yct.org/principles.htm


2 posted on 03/14/2005 8:56:23 PM PST by bstein80 (Link to Video)
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To: bstein80

Good luck Brendan! Perseverance is the key.


3 posted on 03/14/2005 8:58:16 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: bstein80
I am a High School Student in a California High School. I'd be happy to talk to you about possibly starting something next year.
4 posted on 03/14/2005 9:01:47 PM PST by AVNevis (www.cahsconservative.blogspot.com Great Political Discussion from the eyes of a High School Student)
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To: bstein80

Not sure what gap is left by YAF that you refer to. There are also the College Republicans and the Young Republican Federation of California (YRFC). They are both conservative organizations that you could join or start your own chapter.

It's not like we have too many conservative activists going around. It would be great if we all quit splitting off and dividing our strengths.

Just my two cents having been through it all before I became an OAF. At any rate, good luck with your group.


5 posted on 03/14/2005 9:01:52 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: bstein80

Good on you, Brendan.

The world needs more conservatives and California sounds like it is in desperate need of more conservatives - especially young ones.

More power to you!


6 posted on 03/14/2005 9:07:40 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Republicans are very seldom conservative. This will be a non-partisan group that upholds CONSERVATIVE principles. YAF did that, but CR and YR have to toe the party line too often. YCC will be independent of the Republican Party.

Thanks for all your support.


7 posted on 03/14/2005 9:12:09 PM PST by bstein80 (Link to Video)
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To: bstein80

So what happened to YAF?


8 posted on 03/14/2005 9:13:44 PM PST by CAluvdubya ("Deep in everybody's soul is the great desire to live in freedom"...George W. Bush 3-11-05)
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To: CAluvdubya

Good question. I don't really know. Buckley started it. You never hear anything about them anymore.

But YCT has the resources and history to lend to YCC. We have already started The Young Conservatives of Pennsylvania. www.ycop.org They spear-headed the Pat Toomey campaign.


9 posted on 03/14/2005 9:27:08 PM PST by bstein80 (u)
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To: CAluvdubya

http://www.yaf.org/

Do not see too much scheduled for Cali-fornia or Texas 2005.


10 posted on 03/14/2005 9:28:56 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Looks like everybody out here gave up on YAF (or the other way around). I knew some kids that belonged to YAF a couple of yrs ago in northern CA. They have since graduated from college.

I know my own kids would like a conservative group that catered to the 21-30ish age. Maybe I'm just not up on those groups.

11 posted on 03/14/2005 9:33:56 PM PST by CAluvdubya ("Deep in everybody's soul is the great desire to live in freedom"...George W. Bush 3-11-05)
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To: bstein80

Nevada needs it more.


12 posted on 03/14/2005 9:57:58 PM PST by DixieOklahoma (Since 2004: Real American Voters=1 Dead Democrats=0)
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To: bstein80

stay away from the CAGOP.


13 posted on 03/14/2005 10:01:22 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: ElkGroveDan
Exactly. I'm with the Silicon Valley YRFC. We shouldn't splinter off too much if we can help it.
14 posted on 03/14/2005 10:30:49 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (We shall overcome)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I am going to Las Vegas May 12th. Contact me about meeting college kids from Nevada. I will happily do so.

The California Republican Party is not always conservative. Their needs to be a right-wing movement independant of the parties. Not everyone wants to label themselves as a Republican or Democrat.


15 posted on 03/14/2005 10:58:11 PM PST by bstein80 (u)
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To: bstein80
Oh, BELIEVE ME, I know what you are talking about. ;-)

Good luck with your organization and we'll stay in touch down the road.

16 posted on 03/14/2005 11:00:45 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs ... the OTHER white meat)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Please do.

I am anxious to get things underway.

I have cleared things with the YCT chairman, and he gave me the green light.


17 posted on 03/15/2005 8:50:09 PM PST by bstein80 (u)
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To: BurbankKarl

I was curious about EBAY so I posted a "first edition, signed copy" of The Conservative Revolution.

It will be fun to watch and see if anyone bids on it!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4536204963&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT#ebayphotohosting

You guys let me know if you talk to any YCC's out there!


18 posted on 03/15/2005 11:48:22 PM PST by bstein80 (u)
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To: AVNevis

AVNevis,
When you have an idea of what California college/university you will be attending, let me know and I will put you in touch with the conservatives at that school. As a Regional Coordinator for the West Coast with the Leadership Institute, I'm informed and up on the activism going on at California campuses. I'll also be working with Brendan on the YCC thing.

Best,
Brian Bodine
The Campus Leadership Program
briankbodine@yahoo.com


19 posted on 03/22/2005 8:11:37 PM PST by BrianBodine
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To: bstein80

Our daughter has found quite the conservative population at Cal Poly SLO, but there are already some good conservative clubs she's involved in (including Campus Crusade for Christ). She said one of her friends jokingly referred to Cal Poly as "the best Christian "public" school in the country."


20 posted on 03/22/2005 8:14:48 PM PST by Spyder
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To: BrianBodine
"When you have an idea of what California college/university you will be attending, let me know and I will put you in touch with the conservatives at that school. As a Regional Coordinator for the West Coast with the Leadership Institute, I'm informed and up on the activism going on at California campuses. I'll also be working with Brendan on the YCC thing."

I will but I am only a High School Freshman so at this point I can only throw out names of where I might go.
21 posted on 03/22/2005 9:21:35 PM PST by AVNevis (www.cahsconservative.blogspot.com Great Political Discussion from the eyes of a High School Student)
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