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New Happy Hour Politics Club Launched in Carlsbad

Jason Roe speaks about political campaigns (Courtesy Carlsbad Republican Women Federated)
Jason Roe speaks about political campaigns (Courtesy Carlsbad Republican Women Federated)

On January 16th, “Happy Hour Politics” was successfully launched with a cocktail party at The Crossings in Carlsbad. The club for women and men to come together to educate, socialize, and politically connect about relevant issues.  About 40 men and women attended the kick-off event.

Melanie Burkholder, one of the principal organizers, introduced the keynote speaker Jason Roe who regaled the group with interesting anecdotes about campaign strategies and also gave his assessment of current politics.  Melanie reports: “Happy Hour Politics had an extremely successful launch.  Everyone who attended was totally engaged with meeting new people and hearing the insights of Jason Roe’s 20 years of experience on campaigns and public policy at the federal, state and local levels”. 

Ms. Burkholder went on to say, “We look forward to many more interesting speakers and attendees at future monthly events.  I am pleased to announce that the highly acclaimed state assemblyman Rocky Chavez is our guest speaker at the next Happy Hour Politics cocktail get together on Wednesday, February 20th (5:30pm to 7:30pm, at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad).” 

If anyone is interested in attending (all are welcome), please contact Melanie Burkholder at 307-690-7814 or email mburkholder06@gmail.com.   

Happy Hour Politics is a satellite club of Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF) designed to bring together people who care about issues that impact the betterment of our families, government, and country.

–Carlsbad Republican Women Federated press release

Belinda Rachman, Esq. January 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Republican women makes as much sense as Jewish Nazis or Black KKK members. How could any intelligent woman support an organization that cuts food stamps when 1 out of every 5 children lives in poverty and supports cutting taxes when 85 people own more than the bottom 50% of the WORLD'S population!!!
Christine Bevilacqua January 21, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Well put Belinda! And why the non-discript name for the group? Call a spade a spade! They are gathering to discuss right-wing ideology. Selfish, capitalist, elitist ideology.
16YearsNow January 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM
My, my... Such a negative view. How could any intelligent woman have such a narrow perspective?
glenn bernard January 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Why would any group of Republicans conduct a social gathering within a Government facility? But, as to the extremely harsh comments above…..I suspect that both ladies are "pro-choice" pertaining to women's reproductive rights. But it also appears that they would be be pleased to prevent women from choosing which political party they would like to join.
Christine Bevilacqua January 25, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Oh no, you completely misunderstand. I would never advocate to prevent someone from joining a political party or exercising their right to gather or free speech. I just think Republicans are selfish and wrong. Period. And the Crossings is a government facility??
glenn bernard January 25, 2014 at 09:28 PM
Yes, The Crossings is owned by Carlsbad City Hall. The first comment made reference to a political party that is now appropriately banned in Germany. To compare the party of Lincoln to the Nazis is inflammatory and a total outrage.
yourusmcboyelvises January 30, 2014 at 09:32 AM
those govt ppl better get back to work and stop drinking our monies
glenn bernard January 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM
The January 30th (at 9:32) comment is priceless; I love the humor!
glenn bernard February 02, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Going back to the first comment above, whereby Republicans are wrongly compared to Nazis. The Nazis had no hesitation about taking the lives of millions of innocent people. Socialists and Communists (via government) have never hesitated to take/steal private property and/or savings from innocent people. A debate question is how much worse is one taking compared to the other?

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