Tuesday, January 16, 2007

January Meeting Wednesday, January 17

THE NEW YORK YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, INC.
HOSTS HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION’S THOR HALVORSSEN
AT JANUARY GENERAL MEETING

New York, NY - The New York Young Republican Club will hold our January monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. The featured speaker will be Thor Halvorssen of The Human Rights Foundation, an international nonpartisan organization devoted to defending human rights in the American hemisphere.

Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation in the spring of 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Halvorssen led the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the nation's pre-eminent student rights organization. Mr. Halvorssen has appeared on National Public Radio, Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, The Today Show and many others. Mr. Halvorssen is also a film producer.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan will also address the club.

Please join us at the Union League Club, located at 38 East 37th Street, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, beginning at 7PM. Business attire required. Please check your coat at the door and turn off your cell phone. This event will be open to media that RSVP to pr@nyyrc.com.

About The Human Rights Foundation
HRF is an international nonpartisan organization devoted to defending human rights in the American hemisphere. It centers its work on the twin concepts of freedom of self-determination and freedom from tyranny. These ideals include the belief that all human beings have the rights to speak freely, to associate with those of like mind, and to leave and enter their countries. Individuals in a free society must be accorded equal treatment and due process under law, and must have the opportunity to participate in the governments of their countries; HRF’s ideals likewise find expression in the conviction that all human beings have the right to be free from arbitrary detainment or exile and from interference and coercion in matters of conscience. HRF’s International Council includes former prisoners of conscience Vladimir Bukovsky, Palden Gyatso, Armando Valladares, Ramón J. Velásquez, Elie Wiesel, and Harry Wu.

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican Party in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at http://www.nyyrc.com.

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