YRs on the Ground - the YRNF newsletter


"As Chairman of the Young Republicans National Federation, I hear from young people all over the country, especially back home in Ohio. And times are bad under Barack Obama and his leadership."

That is why Young Republicans all over the country joined forces at the Republican National Convention. I addressed the convention about the lack of jobs for the next generation. Please watch my speech and share it with your friends and family. The text is here.

The speech was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal in a blogpost satisfyingly titled "GOP Women Blast Obama's Policies."

I then joined the panel "Conversations with the Next Generation" sponsored by The AtlanticThe National Journal, and Microsoft. Held both at the DNC and RNC, the panels encouraged dialogue on issues facing America's young and emerging workforce.

All of the exposure for the Young Republicans was wonderful but the important point is that we are fighting to elect Governor Mitt Romney. Therefore I am pleased to announce that our first YRNF deployment is happening this weekend in Virginia. Please see details below.

"We're ready for change. We're ready to elect Governor Mitt Romney."

Thank you,

Lisa Stickan
Young Republican National Federation 

Picture of YRNF Co-Chair Rick Veenstra, YRNF Chair Lisa Stickan, LA YR NCM Mike Bayham, and AR Chair Jack Avery at YRNF Mixer in Tampa

YRNF Chair Lisa Stickan with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on RNC Convention floor


YRs on the Ground

The swing states need our help! That is why the Chicago and Virginia Young Republicans joined forces in Cleveland, Ohio during the weekend of August 17th for a deployment. Over 2,000 doors were knocked and 1,500 calls were made. Good job everyone!

And this weekend the first official YRNF deployment is in action in the swing state of Virginia. We are door knocking with the DCYRs and YRFV in Charlottesville, Virginia. Special thanks to DCYR Chair Katie Todd, DCYR National Committeeman Stephen Jackson, and Virginia Chairman John Scott for their efforts this weekend.

Virginia Young Republicans in Cleveland, Ohio

Chicago Young Republicans in Cleveland, Ohio



Action in the Northeast!

Northeast Region
Brian Griffiths

The Northeast Region is where a lot of the action is between now and election day. We are extremely excited for all of the great candidates that we have, especially at the state level. The Northeast Region is home to a number of Senate Candidates who can win, including incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts and a number of great challengers, including YR Dan Bongino in Maryland, Tom Smith in Pennsylvania, Wendy Long in New York, Linda McMahon in Connecticut, Joe Kyrillos in New Jersey, and Charlie Summers in Maine. A number of these candidates have the capability of unseating incumbent Democratic Senators or winning open U.S. Senate seats. With your help, several of these candidates will be U.S. Senators.
The YR clubs of the Northeast region are busy preparing deployments and get-out-the-vote efforts to spread our Republican message and to help our Republican candidates succeed. Additionally, New York and Pennsylvania will be combining get-out-the-vote efforts as a part of their fall meetings this month.
Finally, I had the opportunity to join the New Hampshire YR's and the Maine YR's at the annual NHYR Lobster Bake and Straw Poll in Saco, ME over Labor Day weekend. It was great to see such a turnout in support of Young Republicans and conservatism in New England. I was glad to speak with House Speaker Bill O'Brien and a number of other state and local GOP leaders about the importance of engaging young people and showing them the importance of voting Republican this fall. Kudos to David Hurst, Bob Burns, and the rest of the NHYR's for putting on a great event. And on a personal level, I was glad to have the opportunity to fulfill my commitment to attend an event with each of the chartered YRNF States in the Northeast Region!
There are a lot of great things happening in the Northeast Region. I look forward to big results this November and am working to expand the cause of conservatism in our region throughout 2012 and beyond.
Yours in Service
Brian Griffiths
Northeast Regional Vice-Chairman
https://twitter.com/RepDoherty/status/241949878769553410/photo/1/large NE Regional Vice-Chairman Brian Griffiths addresses attendees at the 2012 New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake  (photo credit: Rep. Shaun Doherty (R-NH)