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Your energy and voice is a valuable asset to our future. We care about what you think and encourage you to share your ideas. Our young leaders from across the country are fighting to keep the American Dream alive by electing Republicans, supporting conservative values and impacting the government of the next generation. Join us in the fight for our rights today.

Visit links to Young Republican Groups standing up for their beliefs...
Chicago Young Republicans 
The Young Republicans- an organization for members of the Republican Party between the ages of 18-40, though some of which have outreach programs for those between 13-18. It has both a national organization and chapters in individual states.
Republican Leadership Initiative- Learn what its all about!
Founding of the Republican Party

On July 6, 1854, just after the anniversary of the nation, an anti-slavery state convention was held in Jackson, Michigan. The hot day forced the large crowd outside to a nearby oak grove. At this “Under the Oaks Convention” the first statewide candidates were selected for what would become the Republican Party.

United by desire to abolish slavery, it was in Jackson that the Platform of the Under the Oaks Convention read: “…we will cooperate and be known as REPUBLICANS…” Prior to July, smaller groups had gathered in intimate settings like the schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. However, the meeting in Jackson would be the first ever mass gathering of the Republican Party.

The name “Republican” was chosen, alluding to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


  • In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

  • In 1865, Republican Controlled 38th Congress passes the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

  • In 1866, With unanimous Republican support and against intense Democrat opposition, Congress passes the 14th Amendment.


  • In1872, The first African-American governor, Pinckney Pinchback (R-LA) was inaugurated.


  • in 1917, The first woman in Congress, Rep. Jeanette Rankin (R-MT), was sworn in.


  • In 1919, Republican-controlled 66th Congress passes the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.


  • In 1924, Republican controlled 68th Congress and President Calvin Coolidge grant citizenship to Native Americans.

"There needs to be a reset, a refocus, today. We need our future conservative leaders, the young adults out there, to be critical and objective thinkers. We don't want our kids, youth to be conditioned to believe automatically the things they are told to believe by loud liberal democrats. The 2016 election proved a silent majority of Republicans and conservatives exist and exercise their rights through voting. They are feeling a need now to speak more loudly too. They MUST use their morality as a guide and always ask for the facts before they commit to a belief," Linda Prestia-DTRO Republican Committeeman

News Articles/Videos About Young Republicans Making a Difference and Being Involved the Political Landscape... 

Young Republicans energized at the Conservative Conference

Young Republicans collect 1,000 lbs of food for food banks and shelter

Young Republicans do exist in NYC, here's what they have to say

Young Republicans Speak up for themselves

TIME; Republican Milllenials

Young Republicans are more open minded

It's Not Easy Being "Right"...there are people in Chicago who are Republican

How Republicans came to win just about everything

How a young conservative navigates IU

How the Republicans stole the states

Digital Activism...Make more than memes, make change!












Are there any certain qualifications to become a Digital Activist

NOPE! Anyone can become a DTRO Digital Activist.

What does a Digital Activist do?

A Digital Activist is a member of the DTRO that follows, likes and shares our posts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They also are trained to Register new voters and are encouraged to help grow the team of DTRO Digital Activists.

How much time do I have to devote?

As much or as little as you would like. This position is an amazing opportunity for growth so the more you put in the more you will get out.

I'm not great on social media, is there any training?

Yes! The DTRO has an amazing technical training program and we will take the time to teach you the very basics right up to becoming a social media wizard!

As a member of the DTRO Activist Team, help support and grow the party by:


  1. Following the DTRO on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and share the DTRO’s content with my social networks.

  2. Register new voters.

  3. Help grow the team of DTRO Digital Activists

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