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January 10, 2017

The Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans and the Central Arkansas Young Republicans invite you to participate in a Day at the Capitol. This full day of activities will provide Young Republicans from around the state with the opportunity to visit the state capitol in Little Rock and get an insider’s look into the political process while networking with state Republican leaders. It is free to all and even if you are only considering joining the YRs, you are welcome to attend!

While the Day at the Capitol is a free event, participants will be responsible for

purchasing their own lunch in the Capitol Cafe. Dress is business attire (coat and tie required).

If you need any additional inf...

January 9, 2017

At noon today, January 9th, 2017, the 91st General Assembly will convene in Arkansas.   The agenda was set late last week and Governor Asa Hutchinson didn't let any stone go unturned.  Watch the 91st General Assembly LIVE here.

The lawmakers will meet at the state capitol on this brisk morning to begin the 2017 legislative session focusing on the governor's agenda items including taxes and medical marijuana.  Those being a couple of the big ticket items that most Arkansans are interested in hearing about as they are hot ticket items across the country with many states already adopting medical marijuana laws.  However, according to a report by the Council on State Taxation, Arkan...

December 14, 2016

The Central Arkansas Young Republicans, spearheaded by Luke Niles, will host a Naughty or Nice Christmas Potluck at the RPA Headquarters in downtown Little Rock Thursday night.  

Please join us for a night of good food and great company to celebrate the holiday season!  Once you RSVP to the Facebook event, we will message you and let you know whether you need to bring something nice or something naughty to the potluck.  In addition to great food and networking, we will be playing holiday trivia with the winning team taking home some great prizes!  

We are supporting Toys for Tots again this year so don't forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy with you! Cash or check donations will...

State Rep. David Hillman of Almyra announced his switch to the Republican Party on Tuesday weeks after being re-elected to his third term as a Democrat, solidifying the GOP's "supermajority" control of Arkansas' lower house.

Republicans picked up nine seats in the 100-member House on Election Day and then padded their lead the next day when then-Democratic Rep. Jeff Wardlaw of Hermitage announced his party switch.

With Hillman's announcement, Republicans now control 75 seats in the House and have the three-fourths majority needed to pass appropriations bills without any support from Democrats. The Democrats narrowly avoided having Republicans pick up a supermajority in the Senate, whe...

September 26, 2016

Tonight’s Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be easy to stream thanks to the various online options.  On TV you can watch the first debate on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX. 

Have cable?  You can view the debate with commentary on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. 

Need to watch the debate online and stream live?  There are several social media networks including YouTube that will be streaming directly from broadcast news networks. 

first debate will air from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, is set to moderate.

Tune in with options below:

Online Streaming

You have multiple o...

September 7, 2016

The YRs will also be holding a Day of Action this Saturday, September 10th, coinciding with the Victory team's Super Saturday. Volunteer with Victory, or with a local campaign in your area.  This will be a day filled with games, prizes, food and fun!

For more information and to sign up please email afyrchairman@gmail.com.

September 7, 2016

Help elect conservatives in your area!

One of the best ways to make a difference in your community is to volunteer, and there are ample opportunities to volunteer in the coming weeks to help elect the right candidates to office on a local, state, and national level.  The YRs are teaming up with the Arkansas Victory team and campaigns around the state to provide these opportunities. 

Each week there will be a YR Volunteer Night with Victory.  Locations, times and contacts are as follows:

Fayetteville:  Wednesdays, 5pm - 7pm

Contact:         Dillon Allwine
                       501-519-3659...

August 17, 2016

If you've read or turned on the news in the past few days, you most likely have seen the destruction currently taking place in Louisiana due to historic flooding. Nearly a third of all the homes in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, have been flooded as floodwater overtopped a levee along the Amite River, the Baton Rouge Advocate says. Though skies have cleared as of Tuesday morning, the region is still dealing with the massive amount of water left behind, which is responsible for at least seven deaths and is pushing flood control systems to their limits.  Over 30,000 people have been rescued with more than that damaged and destroyed.  

"The next 24 to 48 hours is going to be a signif...

August 8, 2016

President Obama's policy has emboldened terrorists and 'made our country less safe'

Full Article can be read below AND here. 

The safe return of American hostages from Iran should be celebrated, but we can’t ignore what we gave up for their return: $400 million in cold, hard, untraceable cash to the terror-sponsoring ayatollahs. We turned a centuries-old precedent of not paying ransom on its head.

By President Obama’s own admission, paying ransom is a dangerous, unwise gamble that “risks endangering more Americans and funding the very terrorism that we’re trying to stop.”

It’s important to remember we shouldn’t have been in the position of negotiating for the release of these...

August 3, 2016

At the ARYR, it is our goal to keep you updated on all of the party's platforms and inform you on key decisions being made in our state and nation.  In July, delegates to the Republican National Convention adopted the official 2016 Platform of the party.  The Platform declares the Party's principles and policies.

The Republican Party is energized to lead a turnaround from the failed policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and this platform provides a thorough look at how we will restore prosperity and security to our country.


Click here to read through the full platform.  Below are some excerpts from the 66 page platform. 

Tax cuts: "Wherever tax rates penalize thrif...

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