by Brian Harmon
During a recent meeting, the LW Republican Club discussed a new Harvard University Center for American Political Studies (CAPS)–Harris showing poll that 62 percent of Americans belive Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump had been president. CAPS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to multidisciplinary study of U.S. politics.
Another poll club members discussed was a National Public Radio/PBS News Hour/Marist poll showing President Joe Biden’s approval rating at 39 percent. According to NPR, the resons given were “rising inflation, a continuing pandemic, a foreign policy misstep in Afghanistan and Democratic infighting,” among other reasons. This poll was taken just before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Republican Club continues to watch, discuss and stay informed of the news regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ••• The upcoming congressional primary to pick a candidate to oppose Congresswoman Katie Porter has so far attracted the following Republican candidates, according to Ballotpedia: Amy Phan West, Scott Baugh, Michelle Lyons and Errol Webber.
A green-festooned GOP booth hosted a mini-party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 11 with delicious treats, fun conversation and all things green.
The Republican Club booth is open every Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside Clubhouse 6. Volunteers continue to collect signatures for the school choice initiative. This ballot proposition, if passed, will make it possible for parents of all income groups to send their children to the school of their choice, whether it be a secular private school, religious school, charter school or home school. This will be done by providing up to $14,000 per child for parents who choose educational alternatives to public schools.
The LW Republican club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Club membership is free.
To join the club, volunteer or receive more information, residents can call (714) 928-1950.