Jack Abramoff: Republican Activism

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The following relates to Jack Abramoff's Republican activism.

College Republicans

"Abramoff got his start in politics while at Brandeis, chairing the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans from 1980-1981. Teaming with Harvard contemporary and lifelong fellow traveler Grover Norquist, Abramoff's organizational acumen allegedly won Massachusetts for Reagan." [1]

  • "'The College Republicans have been credited with Ronald Reagan's paperslim victory in Massachusetts' in 1980 as well. As head of the Massachusetts Federation of College Republican Clubs, Jack Abramoff (elected National Chairman in 1981) produced over 10,000 youth votes." [2]

Abramoff next served as National Chairman of the College Republican National Committee 1981-1985. [3]

United Students of America Foundation

"While working for the College Republicans, [Abramoff] and Norquist set up the United Students of America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) 'dedicated to educating students on the need to defund political activism on campus' that funneled money to conservative causes." [4]

The Heritage Foundation

"Abramoff assumed the chair of the USA foundation in 1984. He became a member of the Council for National Policy in 1984. He founded the International Freedom Foundation in 1985. He became executive director of the Reagan aligned organization Citizens for America in 1985. All of these are Heritage Foundation aligned organizations." [5][6]

Jack Abramoff: External Links

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