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Chicago Young Republicans Weigh In

Early Voting for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election will be offered from Mon., Oct. 20 through Sun., Nov. 2.

Early Voting

ALL 51 EARLY VOTING SITES WILL BE OPEN OCT. 20 – NOV. 1:
MONDAY THRU SATURDAY - 9 AM - 5 PM (CLOSED SUNDAYS)

Five regional sites will be open every day, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 2 with Sunday hours and evening hours during the final week of Early Voting. Only at these five sites, listed below, hours will be:
OCT. 20-25 – 9 AM - 5 PM
SUN., OCT. 26: 10 AM - 4 PM
OCT. 27-31 – 9 AM – 7 PM
SUN., NOV. 2: 10 AM – 4 PM

Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live.

Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once -- or to attempt to vote more than once -- in the same election.

Voters don't need a reason or excuse to use Early Voting.

ID is not required; however, we advise each voter to have ID in the event there is a question about the registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as “grace period registration” sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. Learn more about Grace Period registration.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS & HOURS

 

ATTENTION CYR LADIES, THE LINCOLN SERIES WANTS YOU!

 

Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series

 
Are you a Republican woman interested in an elected or appointed governmental/political position? Would you be interested in a great program that thoroughly prepares Illinois women to hold public service positions and springboards them into the public service realm? The Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series is an organization dedicated to training Republican women for elected or appointed position at the federal, state, and local levels and is accepting applications for the Class of 2015. Application Deadline is November 18.
 
Founded in 1994, the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series has graduated more than 180 women from every part of the state and continues today to follow the mission: To increase the number of Illinois Republican women in elected and appointed governmental and political positions at the local, state, and federal levels. Interested, but want more insight? The application can be found online at the Lincoln Series website.

FREEDOM SUMMIT CHICAGO OCT. 24-25. TICKETS START AT $27

 

Friday, October 24

3pm Registration Opens

7pm Opening Dinner

The Hononorable Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana

Sean Hannity, Nationally-Syndicated Radio & Television Host

Saturday, October 25

8am Breakfast and General Session

Edward Klein, author of Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

9am — 12pm Breakout Sessions

You will have the opportunity to attend a number of various break-out sessions, covering a wide variety of topics. The sessions will be organized into three tracks — policy, activism, and economics.

In the policy track, you will learn the nuances of the most important issues facing the country and the state, including Obamacare, taxes, and government transparency. Presented by the Illinois Policy Institute.

On the activism track, you will be taught techniques for using social media to get your message out, how to win at the local level, and how to talk about freedom. Presented by Amerians for Prosperity.

The economic track will educate you on the impact of the mid-term elections on the markets, what the end of quantiative easing will mean, and how to achieve personal economic freedom in retirement.

12pm Lunch

Dana Loesch, author of Hands Off My Guns:Defeating the Plot to Disarm America

12:30pm Townhall Media Rumble

When some of the most prominent names in conservative media get together in the same room, on the same stage, there will hardly be enough room to contain all of the opinions. For an hour, we’ll unleash the punditry of Guy Benson (Townhall.com), Katie Pavlich (Townhall.com), Ed Morrissey (HotAir.com), and Noah Rothman (HotAir.com), as they tackle everything from the never-ending Obama scandals, to the myriad of foreign policy crises, to handicapping the 2016 campaign. This roundtable experience will also be interactive, as our panelists will take questions from the audience. It’s an unfiltered and uncensored conversation certain to inform and entertain.

3pm  Closing Reception

Comedian Steven Crowder

Best-selling author and commentator, Mark Steyn

Former Rep. Joe Walsh, host of the Joe Walsh Show

CYRs win Outstanding Social Media Award for the second year in a row!

The Chicago Young Republicans (CYRs) have been recognized again for Best Digital/Social Media and Online Presence at the 2014 National Young Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

The CYRs will continue to build upon past successes in the run up to the 2014 race for Illinois governor and the federal mid-term races that will accompany it.

CYRs have been consistently recognized by Young Republican peers across the nation as a premiere YR organization:
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2014)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2013)
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2013)
  • CYRs Weekly Update was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award (YRNF 2011)
  • ChicagoYRs.com was selected as Outstanding Club Website (YRNF 2010)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Event for Election Night 2008 (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Small Club Award (YRNF 2005)

Illinois: Best State in the Union

This video from U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, which highlights what makes Illinois special, was shared with Members of the Senate Republican Conference at their Weekly Thursday Group Lunch. Enjoy.

 

Register for the 2014 Young Republican Leadership Conference

YRLC 2014 Registration

April 30 to May 4, 2013

The Young Republican Leadership Conference is the signature biennial event of the Young Republican National Federation, Inc.  Hundreds of young professionals from around the country come to Washington, D.C. to meet with their legislators, the Republican party leadership, and to educate themselves on many issues.

Register HERE.

Early Bird Registration (01 Nov 2013 to 31 Dec 2013)  $125

Regular Registration (01 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 2014) $150

CHICAGO YOUNG REPUBLICANS RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

CYRs win two awards at the Young Republican National Federation convention in Mobile, AL

The Chicago Young Republicans (CYRs) have been recognized as the best large YR group in the nation by the National Federation of Young Republicans at their 2013 convention in Mobile, AL. In addition, the CYRs won an award for maintaining the best social media presence online through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other digital platforms.

These awards further validate all the work the group has done over the past year including out-of-state deployments, victory center phone call campaigns, overall communications, meetings, happy hours and large events throughout the city.

The CYRs will continue to build upon past successes in the run up to the 2014 race for Illinois governor and the federal mid-term races that will accompany it.

CYRs have been consistently recognized by Young Republican peers across the nation as a premiere YR organization:
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2013)
  • Outstanding Social Media (YRNF 2013)
  • CYRs Weekly Update was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award (YRNF 2011)
  • ChicagoYRs.com was selected as Outstanding Club Website (YRNF 2010)
  • Outstanding Large Club Award (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Event for Election Night 2008 (YRNF 2009)
  • Outstanding Small Club Award (YRNF 2005)

The Chicago Republican Party needs candidates. Are you in?

 

We are actively seeking individuals throughout the city and near suburbs to run for the state legislature. We want strong, professional, persuasive Republicans to take the lead in their community and run for office.

If you get through our vetting process you will receive training and support. We'll help you get on the ballot and help you win in November.

It's not easy for a Republican to win in Chicago. But it's possible. And we'll be there with you every step of the way.

Why run?

Because voters need a choice.
Because you will become well-known in your community.
Because you will join a group of friends who think like you.
Because *you might win*.

Interested? Send an email to candidates@chicagogop.com with the following information:

Your name.
Your address and phone number.
A brief statement on why you believe you would be a good candidate.

After we receive it, we’ll send a request for a little more information. You’ll be on your way!

CYR'S DIGITAL LANDSCAPE -- WHAT'S NEXT?

Over the last four years, the CYRs' use of digital media has helped us grow to become one of the largest, most active, and most well-regarded YR chapters in the country.

In fact, our website redesign in 2009 took first place at the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) meeting in 2010, our Twitter account @CYRs was featured by the Chicago Reader as a runner-up for best person to follow, and the CYR Weekly newsletter was selected for the Outstanding Club Newsletter Award by the YRNF in 2011.

But what's next? What should be next? How can we keep the momentum going, and what needs to change? If you're interested in helping us answer these questions (web, tech or marketing experience helpful but not required), please join our Digital Strategy/Planning team to help shape what's next. More details to come. Email info@chicagoyrs.com for more information.

June 2013 CYR Business Meeting featuring Robert Dold

We welcome new, current and prospective CYR members to join us for our

June 2013 Business Meeting

featuring special guest speaker

Robert Dold, candidate for Congress (IL-10)

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The Chicago Young Republicans (CYRs) offer a platform to all Republican candidates for public office and do not make any endorsements for individual campaigns.  All opinions expressed on Chicagoyrs.com are those of their author and do not reflect the views of the CYRs.  The CYRs support the Republican party platform as a whole and do not take policy stances on individual planks of that platform.
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