Past General Body Meetings
General Body Meetings aim to bring together the club membership to discuss current topics in politics and national affairs. We welcome students of all political perspectives to attend and contribute to the conversation. Students do not need to be part of Columbia Republicans -or even be Republicans!- to attend.
We encourage students with differing viewpoints to attend!
We hope to see you at our next GBM!
We Don't Need the ERA
We held our first virtual GBM and talked about the Equal Rights Amendment.
Cash Bail Reform
We discussed the cash bail reform enacted by the New York legislature.
Developments in New York Electoral Trends
We talked about how New York Electoral trends have changed throughout the years!
Anti-Semitism on Campus
We discussed the rise of anti-Semitism on college campuses and across New York.
Meeting: Pointless Primaries
We talked about the democratic primaries.
Gun Control & The Virginia Rally
We discussed the ongoing conversation around gun control. We also talked about the Virginia Rally and the controversy surrounding it.
Political Career Panel
We hosted a panel of students who are experienced with working on the hill and getting political jobs.
The Epstein Conspiracy
We discussed the reactions and controversy surrounding the death of Jefferey Epstein. We analyzed why this conspiracy has gained such momentum among both sides of the aisle and, stepping back, why the immense power and privilege held by Epstein lead to the coverup of his heinous crimes.
Should we Impeach Trump?
In our second General Body Meeting, we discussed the pending impeachment charges against President Donald J. Trump.
Du(d)e Process: Justice Kavanaugh's path to Scotus
Join Columbia Republicans this Tuesday for our first general membership meeting of the year (Room TBD). We’ll be talking about Brett Kavanaugh as a new book revives the debate surrounding his confirmation to the Supreme Court. We will also introduce the incoming deputy board team.
Have we gone too far with abortion?
No one else wanted to talk about it, so we did. If you're pro-choice, we wanted you there. If you're pro-life, we wanted you there. Basically, we wanted you there (and it's not just to brag about how many people we get to come to our meetings).
The reason we're doing this is bc of the shutdown
A much smaller piece of the government than you think had been shut down for just over 30 days. For some reason, they're counting weekends, Christmas, and New Years Day...like 10 days where the vast majority of the bureaucracy isn't working anyway...but who's counting!? We talked about the government shutdown.
Dear Prezbo: No Union PLZ!
In our second general body meeting of the semester, we talked about the Grad Student Union and their strike(?)(!) The discussion was not only about the strike. It was about whether there should be a union at all, whether it's beneficial to the Grad students to unionize in the first place, whether Columbia should have caved to the pressure, etc.
Midterm Study Break: More Midterms
This was CUCR's first GBM of the 2018-2019 school year! We took a break from studying for midterms and discussedMidterm Study Break: More Midterms...about midterms (election-style).
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