What is a Young Republican?
Young Republicans are registered Republicans who are 40 years old or younger and are interested in taking an active role in Republican Party politics. They are organized as a special group because, as young people, their different opportunities and situations deserve special attention for incorporation into political activity.
Young Republicans take part in GOP activities in their communities, doing everything from registering voters and phone-banking to managing campaigns and running for office. 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.
As taken from the Florida Federation of Young Republicans Constitution, our objectives are the following:
- To develop a statewide aggressive and productive Young Republican organization
- To attract young men and women into the Republican Party and provide them with a practical means of Republican Party participation, leadership training, and political involvement at all levels of government
- To further the principles, objectives, and platform of the FFYR and to promote the election of duly nominated Republican candidates
For some individuals, they may see Young Republican organizations, whether the FFYR or individual chapters, as an opportunity to learn about local political institutions, become more involved citizens, and affect the selection of candidates for public office. YR organizations provide unique opportunities 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.