What is the FFYR?
The Florida Federation of Young Republicans is an officially chartered Republican organization founded to unite and coordinate amongst Young Republican chapters within the State of Florida as well as to advocate for Republican office-holders, candidates, and ideas.
What is a Young Republican?
Individually, Young Republicans are registered Republicans 40 years old and under, who are interested in taking an active role in Republican party politics. They are organized as a special group because as young people, they have different opportunities and situations to incorporate into their political activity.
Young Republicans take part in GOP activities in their communities, doing everything from registering voters to phone-banking, managing campaigns, and even running for office themselves. They provide crucial support to the Republican party and work to ensure the future of the party in their communities and nationwide. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 40 is eligible to be a Young Republican. The best way to organize is on the local level because the foundation of the Young Republicans is built from the grassroots level on up.
Purpose of a Young Republican Organization
A Young Republican (“YR”) local Club provides the opportunity for young people who are interested in good government to:
- Learn about their governmental and political institutions
- Participate in the political process
- Become better informed and more involved citizens
Through the YRs, they can develop their political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day, and as citizens become more effective voters and campaign workers. By participating in the local Club, they may assist in selecting candidates for public office and then may elect those candidates by actively helping them in their campaigns. Moreover, YRs provides a unique opportunity for an interested young Republican to meet with the decision makers in society and to meet like-minded individuals in their own community and across the nation.