Greater New Orleans Republicans
Thank you for visiting the online home of the Greater New Orleans Republicans. In addition to displaying general information, our site allows you to find out more about upcoming events, securely join through PayPal, links to key elected officials, and important political news. Over the next year, we have an incredible opportunity to engage our demographic, a generation of young people who have become disillusioned with our government.
The Greater New Orleans Republicans (GNOR) endorsements for November 6:
President - Mitt Romney
New Orleans City Council, District B - Eric Strachan
New Orleans City Council, District E - Austin Badon
School Board District 3 - Brett Bonin
School Board District 1 - Ira Thomas
School Board District 2 - Cynthia Cade
School Board District 4 - Lourdes Moran
School Board District 7 - Nolan Marshall
1st Congressional District - Steve Scalise
6th Congressional District - Bill Cassidy
Judge, Criminal District Court, Section B - Tracey Flemings Davillier
Orleans 2nd City Court Judge - Edward Markle
Greater New Orleans Republicans Call For
Resignation of Republican Party of Louisiana Leadership
The Greater New Orleans Republicans call for the resignation of the leadership of the Republican Party of Louisiana in response to the debacle of today’s caucus.
“We congratulate Ron Paul supporters for apparently capturing their first state delegation in this Presidential election cycle through an excellent get out the vote effort today,” stated GNOR Chairman Sarah Roy. “However, the result of this ill-conceived and confusing caucus clearly does not represent the will of the vast majority of Louisiana Republican voters as Ron Paul recently received only six percent of the vote in the Louisiana Presidential Primary.”
This odd and undemocratic result unfortunately will embarrass and distract Governor Jindal, as he labors to pass his Legislative agenda, and presumed Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, as he clinches the nomination and turns his attention to defeating President Barack Obama.
Several members of GNOR ran in the caucus, and GNOR, along with the Romney Campaign, attempted to motivate Republican voters to turn out. However, sparse and obscure voting locations, morning voting hours, scheduling during the Zurich Classic, Jazz Fest and Legislative Session, combined with setting the caucus so late in the Primary season that all major challengers to Mitt Romney had dropped out, made it all but impossible to offer voters a rationale to caucus.
Further, after Rick Santorum, who garnered the most votes in the Louisiana Primary, left the race, members of GNOR proposed a unity ticket, comprised of supporters of Santorum, Gingrich and Romney, allowing those who would support the eventual nominee to run as one. However, state party leaders, unwilling to share delegates with the Romney campaign, vetoed the approach.
Today’s debacle clearly lies at the feet of State Party leaders, who with combined arrogance and incompetence, ignored warnings that the Byzantine system they had conjured could be manipulated, ignored calls for unity and common sense, and instead caused the State of Louisiana, Governor Jindal and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney embarrassment. They should own up to their misdeeds and resign.
GNOR Celebrates Ronald Regan at the New Orleans Fairgrounds
On Friday, February 18, GNOR honored our nations 40th President by sponsoring a race at the Louisiana Fairgrounds, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ronald Regans' birth. GNOR took part in the wildly popular "Starlight Racing," and celebrated with cake and beer. The 7th race of the night, "Greater New Orleans Republicans Ronald Regan Centennial" race was won by horse "Tap It For Par" and was ridden by Jamie Theriot.
Greater New Orleans Republicans support New Orleans Hornets
by ‘Fanning Up’ and attending Monday night’s game - January 27, 2011
The Greater New Orleans Republicans embraced the Governor and Mayor’s call to support the New Orleans Hornets - the region’s only NBA franchise. The club purchased tickets to the Hornets versus
Oklahoma City Thunder game in an effort to assist the team in reaching its minimum attendance threshold set by the NBA.
Representatives from the team announced shortly before Monday night’s game that the efforts were successful with ticket sales exceeding the required threshold. The organization also supports the Governor’s announcement regarding Phase II of the team’s requirement to increase season ticket holder and suite sales for the 2011/12 season, and encourage others from the greater New Orleans area to “Fan Up!”
“Clearly, the Hornets are a vital part of growing the local economy and a driver of regional business
given their ties to both downtown New Orleans and Jefferson Parish,” said GNOR Chairman Michael
Bayham. “We felt it was important to support Gov. Jindal’s call to get fans to upcoming games, and will
continue to support the team throughout next year’s season so it will remain in New Orleans.”
New Orleans Republicans Join the Fight to Save Jobs in Washington DC - August 12, 2010
(August 12, 2010, NEW ORLEANS, LA) – The Greater New Orleans Republicans sent a contingent to Washington DC to let Congress and the President know what real Louisianians have found out about the Moratorium on drilling in the gulf. The fly in was organized by the American Energy Alliance.
Our team met with politicians and activists including Grover Norquist, and Sen. David Vitter. Among the group of 200 or so gulf coast activists teams were sent out to educate politicians and their staffs about why the gulf coast and oil production mean so much to the United States as a whole and not just the gulf coast.
The group’s message is that the moratorium is needless and extremely detrimental to the gulf south but also the nation. Senators and representatives who regularly vote against additional oil revenue funds were lobbied and asked to understand why Louisiana needs help for its wetlands and how revenues from drilling can actually save the environment.
The GNOR Delegation came away hopeful but not encouraged that the Obama administration and congress would act to reverse the ban on drilling and help restore our wetlands. While the Louisiana delegation of senators and representatives fights for us, there is only so much that congress can do and most none-gulf coast representatives are more focused on the economy without realizing that they can save 200,000+ thousand jobs by lifting the moratorium.
Ultimately it is in the hands of Secritary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Obama Administration to lift the ban on drilling and allow Americans to get back to work. Back in Louisiana and around the country we can help change their minds by letting the rest of America know that the gulf coast is being used as a political theatre to arbitrarily create unrest allowing for an advancement of the “green” agenda and “cap and trade”.
There will be town hall meetings with the secretary of the interior happening around the country this fall including one in Lafayette in September. Talking to your neighbors, friends and family and discussing this issue is another way to influence public opinion to the point that the executive and legislative branches cannot continue to ignore.
The Greater New Orleans Republicans is a group of young professionals, ages 18-40, who are dedicated to the Republican cause of honest and efficient government. It is affiliated with the Louisiana Young Republicans and the Young Republican National Federation. The GNOR boasts a longstanding record of political involvement on the Greater New Orleans, state, and federal levels.