Press Contact

The Chicago Young Republicans provide a deep bench of spokespeople capable of interacting with the press and staying on message. Several members have participated in formal media training and our officers have provided the Republican reaction in press interviews when breaking news hits.

The CYR media and communications team has cultivated strong relationships with local media and have the ability to command media attention at key events. The CYRs’ capable spokespeople and diverse membership serve to round out citizen commentary on local, national and international political issues.

In addition to local and foreign broadcast media, CYR activities have been covered by the Chicago Tribune, Red Eye, TimeOut Chicago, Metromix, Chicago Magazine, NPR, CNN and numerous local student newspapers.

For media requests or questions please contact our Communications Director, Brian Matos. To be added to our press list please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Brian Matos
Communications Director
bmatos@chicagoyrs.com

2010 Integrated Marketing Campaign Press Kit


SELECTED PRESS COVERAGE 

July 28, 2013 - AP / Yahoo News.  Young GOP leaders see need for substantive changes

July 27, 2013 - CNN Politics.  The Republicans of the future?

October 11, 2012 - CBS 2 Chicago.  V.P. Debate A Much Feistier Affair Than First Presidential Debate

October 11, 2012 - Metromix.  Thursday best bets: VP Debate Party, Mixology 101 and more

October 4, 2012 - ABC 7 Chicago.  Presidential Debate Reaction from Chicago

October 4, 2012 - Medill Reports. Chicago Young Republicans mobilize supporters during debates

October 2, 2012 - New York Magazine. Where to Watch Wednesday’s Presidential Debate

August 31, 2012 - Chicago Tribune.  Illinois Latino Republicans say it's a struggle to woo Hispanic voters

August 30, 2012 - WBEZ 91.5FM.  Chicago Young Republicans hopeful, but realistic

June 15, 2012 - NBC Nightly News.  New Immigration Enforcement Policy Announced

March 20, 2012 - The Guardian.  Illinois primary voters explain how they made their decision - video

March 15, 2012 - Hoy.  ELECCIONES 2012: Illinois sí cuenta

February 29, 2012 - Chicago Journal. The other committeeman

February 14, 2012 - Medill Reports.  Young voters have social media advice for candidates: Steak and sizzle

January 31, 2012 - WBEZ 91.5FM.  Young politicos debate the 'State of the State'

January 17, 2012 - Medill Reports - Chicago.  Grabbing the youth vote: Different strategies, different issues

December 7,2011 - NBC Chicago.com Ward Room.  Politicos React, Skewer Blago

December 3, 2011 - CBS 2 Chicago.  Cain Is Out; Local Republican Weighs In

November 12, 2011 - CBS 2 Chicago.  Young Republicans Weigh In On GOP Presidential Debate

October 30, 2011 - Redeye. O.M.G.O.P. Chicago young conservatives and Republicans live in a blue city—and they know it

September 26, 2011 - The DePaulia.  Romney, Perry among top 2012 Republican primary candidates

August 5, 2011 - CLTV Politics Tonight.   The 2012 Presidential Election with Angel Garcia

June 18, 2011 - TheBlaze.  NY Times Seems Surprised to Find Young Republican Group Thriving in Heart of Chicago

June 16, 2011 - The New York Times. Young Chicagoans With Varied Opinions

November 11, 2010 - Medill Reports Chicago.  The GOP battle for the City Council starts small

November 2, 2010 - RedEye.  Who's rocking the vote?

October 13, 2010 - FOX Chicago Good Day Chicago. Chicago Republicans Growing: Bains

August 19, 2009 - WTTW Channel 11 Chicago Tonight.  On being "Right" in a blue state

August 12, 2009 - Chicago Tribune (Extra Section Feature.)  Chicago Young Republicans say it's OK to be right

July 29, 2009 - CBS 2 Chicago.  Young Republicans Flock To U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock In Chicago

July 29, 2009 - WLFD Fox Chicago.  CYR Membership event at the Cubby Bear

April 16, 2009 - Huffington Post.  Tea Party Reenactment On Lake Michigan

April 15, 2009 - ABC 7 Chicago .  Tax Day Triggers Protests All Over Chicago

April 15, 2009 - WFLD Fox Chicago.  "Tax Day" Tea Party Protest

April 15, 2009 - Fox Chicago Morning Show.  Chicago Style Tea Party

April 15, 2009 - Chicago Public Radio Blog.  The Chicago Tea Party- Putting the “civil” in “civil disobedience”

April 16, 2009 - Time Out Chicago.  Against-all-odds friendships

March, 2009 - Chicago Magazine. Down, But Not Out

November 30, 2008 - Daily Southtown.  Young Republicans aim for GOP resurgence

November 5, 2008 - USA Today.  Chicagoans jubilant over victory

November 5, 2008 - Time Out Chicago.  Ride it Out
  
November 5, 2008 - Daily Standard UK. 
A mad, happy November night in Grant Park

November 5, 2008 - Daily Northwestern.  Republicans look at road ahead

November 5, 2008 - CNN.  Chicago's Grant Park turns into jubilation park

November 4, 2008.  Northwest Indiana Times - Some Democrats jump party lines for McCain

October 30, 2008.  Medill Reports - Roommates are friends, but not political soulmates

October 6, 2008.  Columbia College Chronicle - Seeing Red in a blue city

September 12, 2008 - CBS 2 Chicago.  Young Republicans hold happy hour for John McCain

September 4, 2008 - NBC 5 Chicago.  Young Republicans React to McCain Speech

September 4, 2008 -CBS 2 Chicago.  Young Republicans React to McCain Speech

September 4, 2008 -WGN 9 Chicago.    Young Republicans React to McCain Speech

September 4, 2008 -ABC 7 Chicago.    Young Republicans React to McCain Speech

September 4, 2008 -CLTV Chicago.    Young Republicans React to McCain Speech

Augusr 29, 2008 - ABC 7 Chicago.  Young Republicans React to McCain VP Pick

Augst 28, 2008 - ABC 7 Chicago.  Chicago YRs React to Obama Speech

Augst 28, 2008 - CBS 2 Chicago.  Chicago YRs React to Obama Speech