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Chicago Young Republican OPEN HOUSE March 27, 2014

It's NOT all knocking on doors & phone banking! Are you a rockstar marketer, event planner, IT, PR or sales professional? WE WANT YOU! Put your talents to work for the CYRs.

You follow us on Twitter and Facebook. You get our weekly newsletter (and sometimes even read it!). Maybe you have even come to a few events. Are you ready to take this relationship to the next level? If you are ready to get more involved with the CYRs, come to our OPEN HOUSE.

We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, including but not limited to:


Learn what we do behind the scenes and what YOU can do to continue making the Chicago Young Republicans the best YR club in the nation. Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar.

Thursday, March 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
33 W Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Register via Eventbrite

Election Night Party - Tues. March 18


Come out and celebrate with your fellow R's as we kick off the general election cycle with a primary election night party! Join Chicago GOP Chairman Adam Robinson, the CYRs, and our candidates and Committeemen from across Chicago as we watch the returns roll in.

Light appetizers served, full menu and cash bar available.

Tuesday, March 18 from 8 to 11 pm at Hubbard Inn (110 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago). FREE to attend! RSVP via Eventbrite.

Get Ready for Debate Season!

We’re three weeks away from the Illinois primary elections (March 18) where the Republican Party will nominate our candidates across the state for the general election in November. That means that the gubernatorial debates will be in full swing over the next three weeks and the CYRs will be watching front and center! Mark your calendars now as we’ll be hosting debate watching parties for the latter two dates (March 4 and March 13):

  • Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm on ABC7 digital channel 7.2 (will re-air on FridayFebruary 28 at 7 pm on ABC7 main channel)
  • Tuesday, March 4 at 6 pm on NBC5 main channel (CYR Debate Watch Party at Theory)
  • Thursday, March 13 at 6 pm on PBS11 main channel (CYR March Business Meeting and Debate Watch Party at Kirkwood Bar)

March 18, 2014 Primary Election Information from the Chicago Board of Elections

Deadline to Register to Vote - Feb. 18, 2014 - Learn more

Click here for the mail-in form, which you may use to register for the first time or to update your name or address.

CYRs named among The Top 5 Intelligent Organizations in Chicago

Intelligent Event Chicago has named the CYRs among the Top 5 organizations in Chicago for Intelligent Events.

No 3. Chicago Young Republicans

Yup, there really are Republicans in Chicago. They tend to bring in some of the top Conservative speakers and politicians in the country.

Check the complete listing of intelligent events in Chicago at IntelligentEvent.com For updates on new events, follow them on Twitter @CHI_IntellEvent.

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


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!

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