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Second Annual CYR Summer Classic - Aug. 15, 2014

Join the CYRs at our Second Annual Summer Classic!

Love to golf? Love to socialize with like-minded individuals? Why not do both?

The Summer Classic is a 4-person scramble-style golf outing with a shotgun start at 1PM. There will be on-the-course contests (farthest drive, closest to the pin, etc), and many other fun minigames!

Register HERE.

CYRs win Outstanding Social Media Award for the second year in a row!

The Chicago Young Republicans (CYRs) have been recognized again for Best Digital/Social Media and Online Presence at the 2014 National Young Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

The CYRs will continue to build upon past successes in the run up to the 2014 race for Illinois governor and the federal mid-term races that will accompany it.

CYRs have been consistently recognized by Young Republican peers across the nation as a premiere YR organization:
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2014)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2013)
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2013)
  • CYRs Weekly Update was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award (YRNF 2011)
  • ChicagoYRs.com was selected as Outstanding Club Website (YRNF 2010)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Event for Election Night 2008 (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Small Club Award (YRNF 2005)

2014 GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Illinois GOP gubernatorial debate

Benedictine University will host the final debate prior to the 2014 primary featuring the Republican candidates running for governor from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the University’s main campus in Lisle.

The debate is a ticket-required event. A limited number of free tickets are available and may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting ccl@ben.edu or Priya Roberts at (630) 829-6460. Tickets must be acquired in advance and will not be issued at the door.

AM 560 “The Answer,” which is co-sponsoring the debate with Benedictine University, will air a live remote broadcast from 5:00-7:00 p.m. leading up to the debate featuring former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh. A one-hour post-debate show is scheduled from 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Illinois: Best State in the Union

This video from U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, which highlights what makes Illinois special, was shared with Members of the Senate Republican Conference at their Weekly Thursday Group Lunch. Enjoy.

 

Register for the 2014 Young Republican Leadership Conference

YRLC 2014 Registration

April 30 to May 4, 2013

The Young Republican Leadership Conference is the signature biennial event of the Young Republican National Federation, Inc.  Hundreds of young professionals from around the country come to Washington, D.C. to meet with their legislators, the Republican party leadership, and to educate themselves on many issues.

Register HERE.

Early Bird Registration (01 Nov 2013 to 31 Dec 2013)  $125

Regular Registration (01 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 2014) $150

CHICAGO YOUNG REPUBLICANS RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

CYRs win two awards at the Young Republican National Federation convention in Mobile, AL

The Chicago Young Republicans (CYRs) have been recognized as the best large YR group in the nation by the National Federation of Young Republicans at their 2013 convention in Mobile, AL. In addition, the CYRs won an award for maintaining the best social media presence online through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other digital platforms.

These awards further validate all the work the group has done over the past year including out-of-state deployments, victory center phone call campaigns, overall communications, meetings, happy hours and large events throughout the city.

The CYRs will continue to build upon past successes in the run up to the 2014 race for Illinois governor and the federal mid-term races that will accompany it.

CYRs have been consistently recognized by Young Republican peers across the nation as a premiere YR organization:
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2013)
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2013)
  • CYRs Weekly Update was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award (YRNF 2011)
  • ChicagoYRs.com was selected as Outstanding Club Website (YRNF 2010)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Event for Election Night 2008 (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Small Club Award (YRNF 2005)

The Chicago Republican Party needs candidates. Are you in?

 

We are actively seeking individuals throughout the city and near suburbs to run for the state legislature. We want strong, professional, persuasive Republicans to take the lead in their community and run for office.

If you get through our vetting process you will receive training and support. We'll help you get on the ballot and help you win in November.

It's not easy for a Republican to win in Chicago. But it's possible. And we'll be there with you every step of the way.

Why run?

Because voters need a choice.
Because you will become well-known in your community.
Because you will join a group of friends who think like you.
Because *you might win*.

Interested? Send an email to candidates@chicagogop.com with the following information:

Your name.
Your address and phone number.
A brief statement on why you believe you would be a good candidate.

After we receive it, we’ll send a request for a little more information. You’ll be on your way!

CYR'S DIGITAL LANDSCAPE -- WHAT'S NEXT?

Over the last four years, the CYRs' use of digital media has helped us grow to become one of the largest, most active, and most well-regarded YR chapters in the country.

In fact, our website redesign in 2009 took first place at the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) meeting in 2010, our Twitter account @CYRs was featured by the Chicago Reader as a runner-up for best person to follow, and the CYR Weekly newsletter was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award by the YRNF in 2011.

But what's next? What should be next? How can we keep the momentum going, and what needs to change? If you're interested in helping us answer these questions (web, tech or marketing experience helpful but not required), please join our Digital Strategy/Planning team to help shape what's next. More details to come. Email info@chicagoyrs.com for more information.

June 2013 CYR Business Meeting featuring Robert Dold

We welcome new, current and prospective CYR members to join us for our

June 2013 Business Meeting

featuring special guest speaker

Robert Dold, candidate for Congress (IL-10)

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Illinois Tax Hikes, Two Years Later: A Failure

Kyle Stone is a practicing attorney in Chicago, co-chair of Maverick PAC Chicago, and Board Member for the Chicago Young Republicans.

The Land of Lincoln is still aflame.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, upon signing income tax hikes into law on January 12, 2011:

We had to take decisive action. … Our fiscal house was burning.

Almost two years later, the Land of Lincoln is still aflame. The state began its 2013 fiscal year this past July with an estimated $8 billion of unpaid bills and a total of some 160,000 bills awaiting payment.

See the full article HERE on PJ Media.

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