Young Republicans Launch 2007 Voter Registration Drive

Washington, D.C.(August 20, 2007) -- The Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) is initiating a nationwide voter registration drive launching today and culminating September 8, 2007. Awards will be given to the local club who registers the most voters and to the local club who demonstrates the most creative registration effort. The winners will receive their awards in person at the November National Committee meeting in Houston, TX.

"Kicking off the 2007-2008 campaign season by registering voters is the perfect way for our local and state clubs to gain momentum thereby ensuring victory for Republican candidates in the 2008 election," said Clay Barclay (AL), Co-Chairman of YRNF.

While the YRNF is constantly engaging in voter registration efforts, this is the third annual National Voter Registration Drive for the organization.

Leading the charge this year is the YRNF Midwestern Regional Director, Shawn Cowing of Kansas. "We expect this year's drive will produce the greatest results to date. What the YRNF wants to do is show the 18-40 year old voting bloc how activism can translate to a concrete result using the voting process. With voting, not only are they taking action, but that action equals a definitive outcome - the election of new public officials and in 2008 that means a new President."

The Young Republicans (YRs) are the oldest political youth organization in the United States . Since its creation, the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) has established itself as the premier Republican grassroots organization in the nation, providing essential grassroots support for Republican candidates and conservative issues on the local, state and national levels.

The YRNF has a solid record of producing future Republican Party leaders -including Governors, Senators, Congressmen, nationally recognized campaign consultants, and community leaders.

Through recruiting, training and mobilizing people, the YRNF presents an opportunity for ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Through community involvement in political issues, charitable projects and participation in political campaigns, YRs work to improve the world in which we live.

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