In the spirit of self-determination as espoused in the Declaration of Independence, the New York Young Republicans would like to announce our support for Staten Island’s secession from New York City. After a long chain of abuses and usurpations from a leftist New York City government, it is not only their right, but also their duty to secede in order to have better representation and governance for the people of Staten Island. The New York Young Republicans will be happy to work with Staten Islanders to achieve this goal.
Established in 1911, incorporated in 1912, with a legacy from 1856, the New York Young Republican Club is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious Young Republican club in the United States. The Club is affiliated with and officially recognized by the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs and the Young Republican National Federation, as well as the county, state, and national Republican committees.
To promote and maintain the principles of the Republican Party; to foster within the Republican Party and make practical in service of the municipality, state and nation, the idealism characteristic of youth; to correct in our own party that tendency of all parties to make organization an end rather than a means; to develop sound principle and public spirit in party politics; to promote honest and fair electoral methods, to the end that the expression of the popular will by whatever party or body, shall be as free, untrammeled and equal as possible; to resist and expose political corruption; to advocate merit rather than partisan service as entitling to public office; to watch legislation and to encourage public attention to and efficiently criticize the conduct of government.