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DCR logo.pngDavis College Republicans (DCR) logo from 2013 to current, artwork by Alex Tavlian

Location
146 Olson Hall.
Hours
7:00 p.m Wednesdays
Website
[WWW]Facebook Group
[WWW]DCR Website

Davis College Republicans (DCR) is a conservative political group on the UC Davis campus and a chapter of California College Republicans, which is a state chapter of the College Republican National Committee. As an active conservative group on campus, DCR provides much needed diversity to a left-leaning campus. DCR provides, to quote Paul Harvey, "The rest of the story" for those individuals interested in keeping an open mind toward both political parties.

In addition to providing much needed diversity, DCR has served as a stepping-stone for many members into the field of politics. The current occupations alumni range from Campaign Managers for targeted (real) Assembly and Senate Races to Congressional Legislative Directors. It serves as a very valuable asset to the California Republican Party through the various objectives of the club: ranging from providing training resources for new members to assisting with grassroots Republican efforts.

The determination to establish a solid conservative presence on the UC Davis campus has made DCR historically one of the most successful campus clubs in California. DCR membership ballooned to over 800 in the 2003-04 school year, making it one of the largest clubs on campus.

DCR guest speakers in 2005 included Actor and Comedian John Ohurley, Former US Treasurer Rosario Marin, Former Congressman Jim Rogan, Author and activist [wikipedia]David [WWW]Horowitz, and KFBK talk show host Mark Williams. In 2007 DCR brought former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat to Freeborn Hall to give a lecture on the dangers of terrorism and radicalism.

  1. Whats new with the Davis College Republicans
  2. Endorsements
    1. 2014 Winter ASUCD Endorsements
    2. 2006 Winter ASUCD Endorsements
    3. 2005 Winter ASUCD Endorsements
    4. 2004 Fall ASUCD Endorsements
  3. 2011 Facebook Occupy Commentary
    1. Recent Events
  4. Leadership
    1. 2014-2015 Leadership
    2. Previous Leadership
    3. 2013-2014 Leadership
    4. 2012-2013 Leadership
    5. 2011-2012 Leadership
      1. 2010-2011 Leadership
      2. 2008-2009 Leadership
      3. 2007-2008 Leadership
      4. Media

Because varying beliefs can be found even within the membership of political parties, DCR does not officially endorse Republican candidates who are competing in primary elections with other Republicans. Naturally whatever the outcome of the primary election in question may be, DCR will support the Republican Party's nominee for that particular office. DCR does provide a forum for its members to meet others who may be supporting their preferred candidate and will allow them to pursue building their own coalitions.

They encourage all students who have conservative inclinations of any kind to join and invite anyone who is curious to attend one of their weekly meetings and meet the group. Weekly meetings may consist of discussing policy issues, examining candidates, listening to speakers from off campus, and giving students a forum to discuss passions and frustrations.

Whats new with the Davis College Republicans

DCR with Emkem.jpgDCR Fall 2013 with 7th Congressional District candidate Elizabeth Emken

College republican with Igor.jpgDCR Fall 2013 with 7th Congressional District candidate and UCD alumni Igor Berman tim Donnelly.jpgDCR with then-California Gubernatorial candidate and California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) Neal Kashkari.jpgDCR with California Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neal Kashkari

Endorsements

2014 Winter ASUCD Endorsements

After 8 years of not endorsing ASUCD candidates, The Davis College Republicans endorsed Ryan Wonders and Sumeeta Ghai of the NOW Slate for the Executive Office.

DCR also endorsed Artem Senchev, Zeenat Yahya, Gulraj Gul Gill, Diana Lopez Solorzano, Amelia Helland, and Anthony Gil.

DCR opposed Save the Aggie fee hike.

2006 Winter ASUCD Endorsements

The Davis College Republicans endorsed and successfully worked towards the campaign of MichaelMolnar.

2005 Winter ASUCD Endorsements

LEAD for ASUCD President/Vice-President - DCR's logic in endorsing Press Release - DCR Endorsement

The Davis College Republicans endorsed and worked towards the successful campaign of Eric Fox

2004 Fall ASUCD Endorsements

The Davis College Republicans endorsed and worked towards the successful campaign of Keith Shively.

2011 Facebook Occupy Commentary

Shortly after the November 18, 2011 UC Davis Police response to Occupy UC Davis, a series of jokes in poor taste were made on their Facebook group. The thread was deleted and disowned by the DCR, and they pointed out that there were non-members who were participating in the conversation. They say that they have "taken steps" to make sure that future commentary is more "professional". In a more humorous vein, it's been observed that the real issue at hand may have been the fact that all of those tents made it hard for them to play Illegal Immigration Capture the Flag. http://www.cheshirehall.net/link/a/11.12.02.15.13.39.png
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Recent Events

Oct. 2, 2011: Davis College Republicans travelled to South San Francisco to support wounded veterans in the Ride to Recovery bicycle tour.

Sept. 27, 2011: Davis College Republicans joined Berkeley College Republicans on their campus to support their "Increase Diversity Bake Sale."

[WWW]Youtube video of the Bake Sale in Berkeley, put together by the Davis College Republicans

On May 28, 2014, DCR elected their new leaders for the 2014-2015 school year[see below].

Leadership

2014-2015 Leadership

Previous Leadership

2013-2014 Leadership

2012-2013 Leadership

2011-2012 Leadership

2010-2011 Leadership

2008-2009 Leadership

2007-2008 Leadership

Media

[WWW]DCR protests UC Davis speaker Cindy Sheehan.

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2007-03-01 23:31:32   Was DCR affiliated with the Cindy Sheehan protest? —StevenDaubert


2008-06-28 19:07:16   I'm glad you guys post the names of the people who run your jolly band of mislead morons. —Kicker


2008-09-23 14:34:17   In the 2006-2007 academic year they offered free tap beers at woodstocks along with pizza and bread sticks. Pretty much the best free food event I was ever able to attend. —600burger


2008-11-26 08:21:08   Have you guys thought about getting protection as a minority group on campus? I don't envy you. I don't sympathize either. But I definitely don't envy you. —condemned2bfree


2011-09-22 23:23:21   Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone who is going to the event on Saturday would be willing to carpool. Let me know! Thanks :) —CarliCiatti


2011-10-02 20:33:01   Wish I was around when they used to do some [WWW]IRL trolling. Now they're all just oriented towards creating career politicians. That's no fun. —hankim


2011-10-02 20:34:25   Does the DCR take a stand on the Tea Party? —CovertProfessor


2011-10-04 00:28:25   Agreed that this club actually used to be far more interesting. The active membership TANKED between 2007 until 2009 because instead of being a place for people interested in some aspect of conservative/libertarian politics to hang out, do some cool things (yup trolling indeed) and drink, it became just another political machine interested only in the phony politics of making/working for politicians. It's that crap that turned off a neighbor of mine from joining after he attended a few meetings last year. LAME and depressing. —OliviaY

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