Our strategic location in the heart of America’s financial and media capital means we are frequently visited by a diverse range of conservative leaders and icons.
Throughout the year, we host various social and networking events that are the perfect place to meet fellow Young Republicans.
We provide a positive and professional rallying point for Young Republicans to support efforts to grow the Republican Party in New York by volunteering on campaigns, joining the county committee, and running for office.
From clothing and canned food drives, hands-on service work, and various events supporting local charities, we strive to positively impact our community.
What We Believe…
Online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have increasingly become modern-day “town halls” for public discourse. However, often these platforms have mistreated conservatives, banning dissenting voices—the New York Young Republican Club advocates for common-sense regulation of these companies to ensure free speech protection. Reform of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 1996 would be a reasonable first step towards increased accountability and respect for freedom of expression by social media platforms.
The scourge of illegal immigration has terrorized working communities across America and has undercut blue-collar workers. The New York Young Republican Club calls for extensive border security measures, including the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, military deployments to the southern border, and increased funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to halt the unlawful transport of migrants and drugs into our country. Also, we encourage cooperation between local and state law enforcement and federal authorities in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.
For decades, politicians on both sides of the aisle have ignored the American people’s cries for common-sense restrictions on legal immigration. The New York Young Republican Club advocates halving current legal immigration numbers to preserve American workers’ job opportunities and wages.
For too long, Washington has dogmatically pursued the goal of unregulated free trade without regard for its impact on workers. The New York Young Republican Club calls for a reevaluation of our trade relationships to preserve American manufacturing and cut down outsourcing. We oppose new multilateral trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership instead of supporting bilateral trade initiatives that protect American workers.
The New York Young Republican Club calls for reducing the tax burden on Americans. Instead of onerous income taxes, a gradual shift towards tariffs on foreign goods to fund our government should take place. Earned income tax credits must also be expanded to help lower-income workers while incentivizing labor market participation.
While there are areas where the government should step in to assist American workers and businesses, it should seek to avoid being overly intrusive into the lives of ordinary Americans. The New York Young Republican Club supports cutting down the administrative state and reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses in America.
The failures of military action in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya have demonstrated that the United States should not attempt to be the world’s policeman. The New York Young Republican Club stresses a restrained, America First foreign policy that prioritizes the national interest over all other considerations.
American sovereignty must be prioritized when considering international agreements. In particular, the US must avoid ceding any power to the United Nations. The Paris Climate Agreement serves as a prime example of globalist legislation that does not serve our country’s best interests.
The Second Amendment is imperative to maintaining a free society. The New York Young Republican Club supports expanded access to concealed and open carry and strongly opposes the introduction of red flag laws or any new regulations on “assault weapons.”
What They Say…
“The New York Young Republican Cub is an oasis of free speech and conservative values. There are top of the line speakers in addition to the opportunity to socialize with fellow Republicans. I always look forward to the next event.”Seth SegalUpper East Side
“Its not easy moving to New York City as a conservative and finding other young professionals who share similar values. Because of YRs I now have an entire network of people who have become lifelong friends. YRs is more than just a place for networking and speakers.”Lauren CohenHell's Kitchen
“The first time I came to a YR event was to watch the 2016 election and I've been coming back ever since. The energy and passion of everyone involved is contagious and has inspired me become more politically active in the city.”Zak ReidMidtown East
How To Join…
General Membership is for those between the ages of 18 and 40 who live, work, or study in New York City. General Membership gives you access to member-only events, discounted entry to all paid events, branded merchandise, and the ability to vote and participate in Club governance. This membership renews automatically annually.
Associate Membership is for those over the age of 40 or anyone who does not live, work, or study in New York City. Associate Members do not have the ability to vote and participate in Club governance, but they gain access to all other benefits of Membership including discounted entry to all paid events, branded merchandise, and access to member-only events. This membership renews automatically annually.
Sustaining Membership gives you access to member-only events, complimentary entry to all paid events (excluding the annual gala and catered events), discounted entry to the annual gala and catered events, reserved seating, branded merchandise, and the ability to vote and participate in Club governance (if you qualify for General Membership). This membership renews automatically monthly.
Preferred Membership gives you complimentary entry to all paid events (excluding the annual gala and catered events), deeply discounted entry to the annual gala and catered events, short meet-and-greets with guest speakers at events, first-in-line access at speaker book signings, guaranteed access to all events even when sold out, access to member-only events, reserved seating, exclusive branded merchandise, and the ability to vote and participate in Club governance (if you qualify for General Membership). This membership renews automatically annually.
Distinguished Membership is our highest and most exclusive tier of membership, and gives you complimentary entry to all paid events, including the annual gala and catered events, membership discount for your guest to all events, open bar at events, meet-and-greets with guest speakers at events, first-in-line access at speaker book signings, guaranteed access to all events even when sold out, access to member-only events, reserved seating, exclusive branded merchandise, and the ability to vote and participate in Club governance (if you qualify for General Membership). This membership renews automatically annually.
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