Thank you for visiting the online home of the Westchester County Young Republicans!
The Westchester YRs strive to bring young people into the Republican Party in Westchester. We are a grassroots club whose aim is to help elect Republicans at all levels of government and discuss current political events on the local and national stage. Our age range is 18 to 40. New members are always welcome.
In the hours after Barack Obama’s electoral rout of Mitt Romney, young Republican operatives in Washington, Boston, and around the country felt the same letdown as their bosses — the older crop who ran the losing campaigns of 2012.
But some of the younger generation — people in their twenties and thirties, digital natives, committed conservatives — reported another feeling: relief. The time had finally come to push aside the television-centric operatives who have run Republican campaigns for a generation, to reset the party’s values around race and sex, and to adapt its tactics to the era of Twitter. Politics has always been ruthlessly competitive, with one cycle’s guru the next cycle’s washed-up cable news commentator. Mentors have always had to keep an eye out for protégés wielding daggers. And now the daggers are out.
“Pretty much every relevant oldster consultant's strategy has been repudiated the last two presidential cycles,” said a young Republican operative reflecting on the heat of the campaign.
Tuesday’s election “was a clearing of old mind-sets,” said a second operative deeply immersed in the Romney campaign. “We just can’t keep running campaigns like we used to. Too often the tactical realities of trying to win in 2012 ran into the old maxims of campaigns run in the past.”
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Please join us Wednesday July 8th (please note the date change this month) for our Monthly Membership meeting! Our special guest speaker is attorney and former Yonkers City Council Minority Leader, John Murtagh. John will be discussing with us the recent Supreme Court decisions.
YR Monthly Membership Meeting
Our monthly Membership Meetings are the First Wednesday of every month. We meet at 8pm in the basement of Westchester GOP Headquarters, 214 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. There is a parking lot (as well as a municipal lot if our private lot is full) directly behind headquarters. After the meetings we head out for some cocktails and conversation. All are welcome to attend!
214 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Dues are an important source of funds for our organization and are used for club building and enhancing the membership experience. Your dues of just $35 annually will give you membership in the Westchester County Young Republicans for the calendar year.
Conditions of Membership
- 18 to 40 years old
- Registered Voter
- Live or work in Westchester County
- Be a registered Republican and/or have Republican leanings
To join, click on contact us and submit your information. We will contact you on when our next meeting is and how you can pay your club dues.