AZGOP Chairman Election Day

Matthew Northway arrived at the Church of the Nations around 7:20 AM and walked with Mark Grigoriev from the parking lot to the front of the church grounds. They stood with their protest signs and yellow vests on at that location for about half an hour until approached by a gentleman wearing a pro-Lines sticker. This gentleman read our signs and asked who we were with. Mark responded, “Republicans United” while Matthew was beginning to say “College….” The gentleman (Douglas Yelin) finished his sentence and told us we weren’t allowed to protest on church grounds. Mark asked him where we could go, and Mr. Yelin mentioned “around the back by the dumpsters.” 

Mark and Matthew then left the location and walked towards the rear of the building. They stopped where other anti-Lines protesters were located and spoke with a pro-Ward supporter. Mark and Matt told her what happened, and she went inside to ask for clarification. She returned to us with another unknown individual verifying that we couldn’t protest on church grounds.

Mark and Matt moved away towards the opposite side of the church, then was approached by Jonathan Lines himself who said, “You can’t be here, see the Sergeant-at-arms. This is a private event.” Barbara Medal was walking behind Jonathan Lines and saw him telling us to move and was asking him questions as he was walking into the building. Mark and Matthew then moved off church property after speaking with Alice Lara (Chips ‘n Salsa). As we were walking away from the church, Matthew caught a verbal confrontation between Lyle Tuttle and an SC named Alberto Gutier III where Lyle asked why we couldn’t protest on the grounds. Alberto got frustrated saying, “I’m resigning from the Party! This is why I’m resigning!” After this exchange, Mark and Matthew protested on the sidewalk opposite the church building until Rick Thomas arrived.

Rick went back onto the property and spoke with several pro-Lines teens carrying signs asking who organized them, their opinions on Jeff Flake, Romney and other RINOs. None of them were confident to talk about why they were there or anything else beyond the pro-lines rhetoric they were told to say. Rick then spoke with another group of Anti-Lines protesters and informed them what took place with Matthew and Mark. This individual encouraged CRU to return back to the property and group up to prevent harassment from Jonathan Line’s henchmen. 

Rick was then approached by what appeared to be one of the organizers for the teens. The individual then berated Rick on his anti-lines views, made insults on Rick’s “Faggy” Air Force Boots, Jacket, and choice of clothing. When asked why he hated the AirForce he replied that he use to be an Army Ranger so it was ok. The man was visually unhinged, but what made the situation worse was the Teens who accompanied him who started to echo his insults. The man eventually scurried away. Our side was later reinforced by Joshua Bernard and Kevin Decuyper. The rest of the day went on without further incidents.

After Kelli Ward won the vote. Jonathan Lines walked past our group, full of hatred and vile, saying “It takes alot of balls to yell at me from a distance” Rick quickly shot back, “Have fun in court with Maria Syms.” The sad little man got into his car with his family and drove away.

Canvassing for Maria Syms & Chips N Salsa

College Republicans United had a busy Saturday from early in the morning until the late afternoon. Rick, Kevin, Mark, Brett, Josh and Michaella took to the neighborhood of LD28 and canvassed for Maria Syms’ reelection campaign. 

By 4pm CRU  was joined by
Cody, Chase, and Armin for Chips N Salsa radio. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLTdMpHqgdQ

Topics covered: Millennial Outreach, RINO Republicans,
Kavanaugh, #MeToo, Libertarianism, 

March For Our Rights

March for our rights is a pro-second amendment, non-profit organization, which hosted rallies in 13 cities across the country. College Republicans United was invited to speak,  Kevin Decuyper, Rick Thomas, and Mark Grigoriev spoke along with various other conservatives. AZCentral interviewed CRU here.

California CRUsade

From June 7th – 13th, members of College Republicans United traveled to California to promote the club and seek out new allies. With the occasional tourist stops, we traveled over 1,500 miles in 25 hours in 6 days.  From Phoenix to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and back. Here is the report from our trip.

On June 8th CRU met with Mike Cernovich with an open invitation to visit Arizona State University. After hearing our history and mission for the club he accepted our offer with a wonderful twist.

Cernovich will be at ASU this fall semester on September 18th. CRU will be the first test audience to view his new movie ‘Hoax: The Media’s War on Truth.’ a full-throttle visual plunge into the history and future of fake news, uncovering their techniques, unveiling their agenda, chronicling the rise of the New Media, and showing you how to fight back against their lies. Mike Cernovich will then host a Q&A session after the film. Exact time & room location pending. 

 By June 9th the California College Republicans  had become embroiled in a scandal involving it’s Federation Chairwoman Ariana Rowlands and dozens of chapters over the dechartering of San Diego.

The controversy started June 3rd when San Diego Chair Mikaela McNally voted to decharter with California College Republicans. Many reasons for the vote were given, they all can be summed up to discontent and unhappiness with the direction of the Federation and College Republican National Committee. This follows after the Channel Islands and Fullerton who had already disassociated with Ariana’s Federation. California College Republicans responded to this threat by taking over social media accounts from the San Diego’s board and restructuring the club around three members appointed by Ariana. This new executive board then posted a press release denouncing the previous actions of San Diego and Mikaela specifically.

By the 9th, chapters across California and within the Federation began to denounce Ariana’s coup with a joint press release of their own. UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Merced, Central Coast RVC, California Lutheran College Republicans, and others began to call for the impeachment of Ariana and others involved with the plot.

On June 10th, Ariana made another statement downplaying her involvement in the coup and blamed the accusations on outside sources. 🙂 Members then began posting screenshots of her scheming and non-related banter against her character.

From an outsider’s perspective, what’s unfortunate about this situation is that Ariana was once a powerful force for good in challenging the establishment and sticking up for the MAGA agenda in California. When CRU split off from the RINO Club at ASU our members looked up to Ariana as she fought her own war against the establishment. Since her reelection this previous year however, she has turned on her long time allies and supporters. Many suspect in effort to pander for a future political career.

On June 12th CRU met with the President of a College Republican chapter. Although neutral in the ongoing conflict, he was sympathetic to San Diego. We shared the similar story of how CRU came to be and agreed that cooperation between chartered and non-chartered clubs was possible. College Republicans should not be afraid of competition, they should embrace it. The establishment has become too complacent & need a kick in the ass. If they’re truly afraid of being out-staged by competition or losing influence, then they never cared about the conservative movement to begin with and only got involved for personal gain.

College Republicans United will always cooperate with any organization for the greater good. We wish them all the best & hope other chapters weigh the opportunities of becoming independent student orgs.