The Lincoln Club’s Issues Committee, which discusses broad public policy issues of concern to members, created two subcommittees to address members’ concerns about two hot-button issues — immigration reform and healthcare.
The Immigration Reform Subcommittee, formed in late 2010 after Republicans’ suffered election losses at the statewide level, worked for over a year to develop solutions to reform our broken immigration system. In the fall of 2011, the Club’s membership voted to adopt a formal policy on immigration reform:
- Read the Club’s Policy Statement on Immigration Reform.
- Op-Ed by Robert Loewen, Lincoln Club President, “A New Conversation about Illegal Immigration“
- Links to news coverage of the statement
- Member Blog posts:
- The Moral Argument for the Lincoln Club Immigration Policy, by Walter Myers
- Why the Lincoln Club Immigration Policy Proposal Matters, by Walter Myers
The Healthcare Innovations Subcommittee, also formed in 2010, is continuing to meet with the goal of developing a similar policy statement on solutions for healthcare reform. The committee is expected to present a policy to the Club’s Board of Directors and membership in 2012.
Read more about all of the Club’s Committees here.