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Illinois Policy Institute's Labor Manifesto: Roadblock to reform

Did you know that government employee unions have huge influence on state budget and policy? Did you know that these unions pursue their own special interests using money collected from government employee paychecks? These salaries are taxpayer funded, which means your tax dollars are going to advance someone else's agenda.

Is this what democracy looks like?

Deserve Victory... Earn the Reward!

Election 2012

Deserve Victory... Earn the Reward!

If you work hard now, your reward in November will be lower taxes, less government regulation, and a better plan for America than just “HOPE”. Your reward could also be an iPad, Chicago sports tickets, a new TV, cash money, and restaurant gift cards for some of the best food in Chicago!

“How?!” You ask. Join fellow Chicago Young Republicans at the the Lincoln Park Victory Center for critical campaign calls to Illinois voters. It’s simple, fast, and fun.

Rules & Such:

  • The CYR Members who make the most victory calls this election cycle will earn one of our top prizes.

  • You must be a CYR Member in good standing by November 6, 2012. Ask us about your membership status at info@chicagoyrs.com or sign up today at chicagoyrs.com/become-a-member

  • The Illinois Victory Program will keep track of all volunteers calls. You will be assigned a volunteer number that will allow CYRs and the Victory Program to track your efforts. Just ask for your number the first time you come in!

  • If you have already made calls, fantastic! Those calls will go toward your total.

  • There will be nightly prizes (i.e. CYR Memberships, t-shirts, and other fun stuff) on CYR sponsored nights.

  • The Lincoln Park Victory Center is located at 2768 N. Lincoln. It is open 7 days a week for your convenience. Tuesday is CYR night with food and prizes.

  • E-mail info@chicagoyrs.com when you can make it!

Restoring Illinois' Greatness

CYR Adam Robinson Elected Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party

Apr 19, 2012 -
The Central Committee of the Chicago Republican Party has elected 48th Ward Republican Committeeman Adam Robinson as its next Chairman, effective immediately.  Robinson was elected to a four year term after having received 61% of the vote at the Party’s convention held on April 18th.

A Response to the State of the Union

While Americans suffer from a stagnant economy, high unemployment, and a record $15 trillion debt,  President Obama, in Tuesday's State of the Union Address, advocated more of the same: trillions in spending, higher taxes, and more aggressive regulations.

He called for more government-based solutions and redistributive wealth policies, all while ignoring unpopular signature legislation like the Stimulus, the Frank-Dodd Act, and Obamacare.

Dan Patlak: Why I'm Running For Re-Election For The Cook County Board Of Review

With property values steadily declining and property taxes going up because of continued demand for more money each year from local governmental units such as schools, villages and park districts, property owners have a right to know they are fairly assessed and paying no more than their fair share of taxes. The Board of Review is the last avenue of appeal for many tax payers and the promises I made were all designed to ensure a timely and fair review at the Board.

RedEye's Giokaris - The quarterback needs a pep talk


Register now for YRLC 2012 - April 26-28, 2012

 Last day for YRLC Early Bird Rate is Sunday, November 27, 2011 


CBS 2 CHICAGO Young Republicans Weigh In On GOP Presidential Debate

CHICAGO (CBS)– Four members of the Chicago Young Republicans watched the GOP presidential debate Saturday with CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot.

Eight republicans running for president took the stage in South Carolina to field questions about national security and foreign policy, among other topics.

CYR member John Giokaris praised presidential contender Mitt Romney for saying he would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.

“I think he’s absolutely right,” Giokaris told Le Mignot. “If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, it’s a complete game-changer in the Middle East.  Iran is a very openly hostile regime, not just to us, but most of their neighbors as well.”

Both Cathryn Biga and Jim McKiernan got a chuckle out of Newt Gingrich’s comments regarding foreign aid: “You ought to start out at zero and say, ‘Explain to me why I should give you a penny?’”

“As a tax-paying citizen, I can see how we’re always, giving, giving, giving.  If we have a country here, like Pakistan that isn’t really, in my eyes, showing that they’re an ally towards us, why do we keep giving them money?" Biga said.

For Le Mignot’s complete report and the viseo clip, click HERE.


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