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…
- Big Tech
- Constitutional Government
- Foreign Affairs
- Bill of Rights
- Rule of Law
- Election Integrity
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 must seek to avoid intrusion into the lives of ordinary Americans. The New York Young Republican Club supports getting back to the Founders’ Constitutional vision of limited and self-governance and rejecting the progressive vision of “government without restraints” consolidated within the executive branch by Woodrow Wilson and others. This means cutting the administrative state and reducing the regulatory burden on new and small businesses in America.
In the post-Cold War era, instead of a promised peace dividend, American families have been squeezed by outsourcing, rising costs in healthcare, childcare, and higher education. Now, inflation is outpacing wage growth. Marriage and birth rates are at historic lows, and we must do everything we can to repair and strengthen American families by organizing our economy around the interests and everyday realities of households.
The New York Young Republican Club believes we must make it easier to raise a family in this country, and we back policies that encourage intact and strong American families. This is especially true in K-12 education policy, where politicians left our children behind during the pandemic. More than ever before, children suffer the indoctrination of leftist successor ideology attempting to subvert America’s traditions, philosophy, culture, and history. We support parental empowerment and involvement and allocation of funding that follows the student, not the system.
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.
We do not subscribe to the selective and convenient usage of our inalienable rights so common in our society today. We reject the notion that right should be limited to make some people “feel” better, and we support all ten amendments that comprise our Bill of Rights, with particular emphasis on the first two. The First Amendment freedoms of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition for redress are essential to providing our self-governed vision for ordered liberty, while the Second Amendment is imperative to maintaining our free society. We have seen during the years of the COVID pandemic what happens to countries without the guaranteed right of self-defense and fair access to arms.
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.”
The Rule of Law and not the arbitrary waging of power by tyrants, demagogues, or street mobs is a backbone not just to our country but to any country conceived in and working toward Liberty. We are dismayed and discouraged by the continual erosion of the rule of law in our country, state, and city and by the selective and double standards put on crime and criminals by our cultural and media institutions.
The New York Young Republican Club believes in the right to protest, but also believes that said right ends the moment someone injures person or property. We are in fundamental disagreement with the defund the police movement and recognize that it has endangered our major cities tremendously, causing crime to increase for consecutive years. We call for the restoration of public safety, for victims to be elevated again over criminals, for severe consequences for criminals and criminal activity, and for close coordination between local communities, law enforcement, and public officials to restore order and ensure American citizens’ security of person and property.
Securing and ensuring the integrity of our elections cannot be emphasized enough. If the citizens of the United States of America do not have confidence in their elections, then they do not have confidence in governmental actions that follow from those elections. Failures of election integrity pose a key risk because they erode the integrity of one’s citizenship. Just as a country needs borders, a democratic and constitutional republic needs a meaningful citizenship and voting to have any real legitimacy.
The New York Young Republican Club calls for states to continue their constitutionally given role in legislating and implementing their elections; United States federal elections are in-fact a series of state elections, and the integrity of legal votes and the election process by the letter of the law is instrumental in maintaining the American Republic. The federal government must allow states to act in a manner free from onerous regulation and which addresses local concerns of election integrity.
What They Say…
“The New York Young Republican Club 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 or the metropolitan area. General Membership gives you access to member-only events, discounted entry to all paid events, branded merchandise, discounts from our business sponsors, access to our exclusive jobs board, 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 or the metropolitan area. 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, discounts from our business sponsors, access to our exclusive jobs board, and access to member-only events. This membership renews automatically annually.
Sustaining General Membership is for those between the ages of 18 and 40 who live, work, or study in New York City or the metropolitan area. This 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, discounts from our business sponsors, access to our exclusive jobs board, and the ability to vote and participate in Club governance. This membership renews automatically monthly.
Sustaining Associate Membership is for those over the age of 40 or anyone who does not live, work, or study in New York City or the metropolitan area. This 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, discounts from our business sponsors, access to our exclusive jobs board, and branded merchandise. This membership renews automatically monthly.
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