As you know, several members of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans went down to the Young Republican National Convention in Mobile, Alabama last week. Young Republican leaders and members from across the nation came together to discuss important issues, elect a new leadership team, network, fellowship together, and even have a little fun!
Delegations from 44 states met to chart a course for the future of our organization and of our party. After our party’s loss of the 2012 Presidential Election, we realize it is more important than ever to engage young voters; from educating to training for leadership. From running for office to working for those running for office. It is crucial that we do what we can to win the young vote. We must become more relevant in the areas of social media, marketing, and articulating our message. We’ve had the right ideas, just the wrong packaging.
Indiana has been leading the way nationally in limited governance, fiscal responsibility, economic prosperity, protection of life, and many other areas. The same goes for our campaign successes, emerging Young Republican Leaders, and strong State Party status.
In Mobile, we met many people – just like us – who care deeply about their states and their nation. They want to see steady change in America and want to be the “tip of the spear” in their regions. They want to see young leaders raised up as well as see the next generation take responsibility for the direction of our nation.
At this convention, I had the privilege of being unanimously elected to lead the Midwest as the Midwestern Regional Vice-Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) – serving a 2-year term on the Board of Directors. The board also chose 7th District YR Vice-Chairman Mark Warner as a member of the YRNF Communications Committee. We look forward to serving Indiana, our party, and our nation.
Indiana is leading the nation in many areas, and we look forward to continuing the conversation of how to better our nation with the example our state is to America.