Stand with Cornell University College Republicans
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Shortly after Cornell University College Republicans chose to endorse Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the New York Federation of College Republicans swiftly barred the Cornell chapter from all Federation programming, "including but not limited to our Academic Fellowship and any Federation events (such as a Fall Conference)."
Their capricious and arbitrary decision is highly disappointing and discourages individual chapters from making their own endorsement decisions. The NY Fed. of CR's are merely trying to silence any clubs that are 'out of line'.
As a former College Republicans President, I find it ironic that the NY Fed. of CR's calling out 'out of line' clubs, but are willing to defend a candidate who has been out of line for 15 months.
It's time we show the New York Federation of College Republicans OUR fair and measured but firm response.
Let Cornell University Republicans participate in all New York Federation programming
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New York Federation of College Republicans Facebook Post from 9/3/16:
"Today, the New York Federation of College Republicans voted to take swift action on the Cornell College Republicans' decision to endorse a candidate outside of the Republican party in an upcoming election. We will be revoking Cornell's College Republican credentials for the fall semester, with an opportunity for them to reapply in the spring. This prevents Cornell chapter members from participating in any Federation programming, including but not limited to our Academic Fellowship and any Federation events (such as a Fall Conference). Individual members of the Cornell chapter who disagree with the club's decision (even if they personally support the endorsed candidate) may apply for an individual credential through the Federation (more information on this to follow), and will be considered an "at-large" member of our organization, eligible to participate in programming. Clubs are within their right not to endorse certain candidates within the party and decide to reallocate their resources down the ballot. What is unacceptable, however, is using a party-affiliated organization as a tool to support another party's candidate in an election, whomever that candidate may be and whatever office the election may be for. We feel that this is a fair and measured, but firm response to the Cornell chapter's decision."
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