MoCo Young Republicanss – THE NEXT GENERATION
When I first moved out to Montgomery County for work, my biggest concerns were making friends and having a social life. Because of the Young Republicans, not only do I have one heck of a social life, I have friends that have become a second family. That is what I want the Moco YRs to be…a second home for young conservatives looking for a place to go. I want the YRs to be there for any 18-40 year old republican whether they are looking for like minded friends to socialize with, ways to get involved with local campaigns, or a jumping off point for their own campaigns.
Unfortunately, too many young adults with conservative values are leaving toxic environments when they graduate high school and college. They spent 4-8 years being told by students and professors that they are terrible people for believing in lower taxes and the right to life. It is my personal mission to make sure that young people know that those values are not wrong and that they are not the only ones in Montgomery County, Maryland, or the USA who have those values (even though it can feel that way sometimes).
The three pillars of the Young Republican National Federation are recruit, train, and elect. Right now, Montgomery County YRs are in full on recruit mode. We have a goal to reach at least 150 dues paying members by the end of 2022, and my board has been hard at work reaching toward that goal. Through the help of donations from those who believe in training and electing the next generation of Republican voters, I know we can exceed that goal. We are looking to text and even mail eligible young republicans in the county. If we can get them on board, then we will go into the critical 2022 midterm campaign season with a grassroots army prepared to help us finally get some Republican representation in Moco (we’re looking at you CD6)!
Our board works hard to plan and hold a variety of events (averaging 3 per month) that are both fun and informative. Our Ribs and Republicans series has been a huge success, and we are looking forward to launching our Brunch and Banter series this Sunday with Walter Olson joining us to talk about the redistricting process. On top of that, we are holding our holiday party on December 16. This event will be critical to our fundraising efforts and will go a long way towards helping us reach our goals for 2022.
I have so many plans for this organization that I can’t fit them all into one article, but I know with the incredible board I am working with we will not only reach, but exceed every goal we set. My sincere hope is to leave this organization (when the time comes) better off than when I joined it.
If you are interested in joining or donating to our organization, please visit mocoyrs.org or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org