Political Organizations

Alexandria Young Republicans

The Club is made up of active Republicans between the ages of 18 and 40 that live in or near the City of Alexandria, Virginia. We believe in the Republican principles, support the party’s candidates, strive to learn more about the political process, and enjoy socializing with other right-minded young adults. We are affiliated with the Young Republican Federation of Virginia. Our goal is to cultivate a group of enthusiastic individuals who come from all walks of life, but still share the fundamental idea that the goals of the Republican Party are right for Alexandria, Northern Virginia, and the United States. Contact: alexandriayr@hotmail.com

Arlington/Falls Church Young Republicans

The Club is made up of active Republicans between the ages of 18 and 40 that live in or work near Arlington/Falls Church, Virginia. We believe in the Republican principles, support the party’s candidates, strive to learn more about the political process, and enjoy socializing with other right-minded young adults. We are affiliated with the Young Republican Federation of Virginia. Our goal is to cultivate a group of enthusiastic individuals who come from all walks of life, but still share the fundamental idea that the goals of the Republican Party are right for Arlington/Falls Church, Northern Virginia, and the United States. Contact: Chairman@Afcyr.org

Arlington Young Democrats

The Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) work to promote Democratic values, strengthen community, and increase participation in public affairs among the young people of Arlington, Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions. In support of these efforts, AYD engages in a variety of political activities, often in tandem with other official Democratic Party or Democratic-affiliated organizations. These activities include, but are not limited to, precinct and area organization, get-out-the-vote (GOTV), voter registration, multicultural outreach, fundraising, and issues development. AYD and its individual members also perform a wide variety of non-partisan or non-political activities, such as community service projects. In addition, AYD sponsors happy hours, a summer picnic, a December holiday party, various field trips, and several other informal events, that offer young people the opportunity to socialize and network with other like-minded individuals.

Catholic University of America Republican Alumni Association

The Catholic University of America Republican Alumni Association is a new and independent organization dedicated to fostering contacts with CUA Republican alumni, particularly in the Washington, DC area. Email Ryan Ellis if you would like to join or have any questions.

College Republican National Committee

The College Republican National Committee (CRNC) is the largest and most active student political organization in the nation. Founded at the University of Michigan and with a 107 year history, the CRNC is also the oldest political youth organization in America. The Committee consists of 50 federations and over 1,000 campus chapters with more than 100,000 members. The CRNC has come a long way in developing into a modern day political vehicle to recruit, register and train college students in Republican politics. We are the Party’s youth affiliate on campus, and we are the wave of the future among college students. Clearly, it is our philosophy, our beliefs, our hard work in GOP campaigns that make us the top political youth group in the nation.

D.C. Young Republicans

D.C. Young Republicans are individuals who either live or work in the District of Columbia, and are between the ages of 18 and 40. We also have many associate members who do not meet those criteria. Our mission is to provide fun and educational programming for members as well as to support Republican candidates for public office. We take part in Republican activities in the D.C. community, doing everything from collecting goods for charity, to registering voters, to campaigning for Republican candidates. We are active both in Washington, D.C. proper, and in the greater Washington metropolitan area. We provide a unique opportunity for young professionals to meet decision makers in society, and get to know more like-minded individuals in and around D.C. Please see our website www.dcyrs.org for more information.

Democratic Networking Group

DNG is Washington’s premier networking group for young Democratic professionals. Composed of a diverse group of Democratic professionals, DNG members have the opportunity to learn about Washington’s political culture through participation and contact with leaders in the political community. DNG is dedicated to developing our members professionally, serving our community, and opening a dialogue between members and established leaders of the Democratic Party. As an all-volunteer run organization, DNG works in collaboration with like-minded member organizations that represent an array of professional and political interests. For more information on joining the DNG, visit the website

District of Columbia Young Democrats

Kris Benjamin – President, for more info click.

Fairfax Area Young Republicans

We are active Republicans in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and environs, in our twenties and thirties. Our club helps Republican candidates and participates in social activities. We are a member club of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia. Visit our web site or email us at fairfax_yrs@hotmail.com for more information.

Fairfax County Young Democrats

The Fairfax County Young Democrats would welcome your involvement! YD’s range from ages 13-35. We have chapters at middle schools, High Schools, Colleges, and for Young Adults. The most important difference between YD’s and the Democratic Party is we work for our candidates—-while also striving to do so in a social atmosphere where we can have fun! Contact me with any questions you have at bentrib@yahoo.com

ForecastRed

ForecastRed is a new and thriving Republican organization. ForecastRed is a clearinghouse of resources and support, connecting targeted candidates with what they need to win elections and vote their conscience while holding office. ForecastRed provides funds, policy products and long-term volunteer support to targeted candidates that transform campaigns into election day victories. ForecastRed recruits, trains, supports and connects ForecastRed Campaign Consultants with targeted campaigns; the program is known as CampaignRed. ForecastRed runs a campaign school that prepares recruits academically and professionally for a high energy campaign season. For info: events@forecastred.org.

Glass Caucus

The Gay, Lesbian, and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus is a non-profit, non-partisan organization open to all whose purpose is to raise awareness of issues affecting the LGBT community, increase visibility and promote the welfare and dignity of LGBT employees of the United States Senate by providing a safe environment for social interaction and professional development.

International Club DC

The International Club of DC (ICDC) brings together outgoing and internationally-minded professionals who are passionate about sharing cultural and social experiences while helping the community.

INFACT

INFACT is a national corporate accountability organization. “We are working to promote the first international public health treaty: Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The treaty has the potential to ban tobacco advertising worldwide and mandate that public health be prioritized over trade. Currently, over 100 countries are supporting a strong, enforceable treaty, while the US is trying to block progress. The treaty is a challenge to Big Tobacco, which has close ties to the Bush administration.” If you’re interested in helping our campaign: contact us at dcinfact@yahoo.com or 202-547-0953.

Log Cabin Republicans/District of Columbia

LCR/DC is the Metropolitan Washington chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans, the premier organization representing the concerns of the Gay & Lesbian Community in the Republican Party. The organization also seeks to advocate for Republican Party’s causes to the Gay & Lesbian community. We recognize that the Gay & Lesbian community can only defeat homophobia by being accepted and active within both the Democratic and Republican parties. LCR/DC meets on the second Monday of each month at Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle. Social Hour starts at 6, meeting starts at 7 and always features an interesting guest speaker.

Michigan Democratic Action Network

The Michigan Democratic Action Network (MDAN) was created to mobilize dedicated people, financial resources, and strategic information toward the goal of restoring a Democratic majority in Michigan. Utilizing the mutual resources of our membership, we will build the foundation for a Democratic future in Michigan. We encourage all misplaced former Michigan residents to come check us out, as we hold events in the DC area. It’s a great way to network and meet people. We have several events throughout the year to help our Michigan Democratic candidates raise money and find employees. The cost is miniscule, but the rewards are huge. What could be more fun than hanging out with a bunch of Michigan Dems? Check out our link for more information.

Millennial Politics

Millennial Politics is a book (in-progress), an organization and a movement. The book is the first ever political autobiography of the entire Millennial Generation – Americans 25 and younger today. The organization is the 150 young volunteers from across the country who are contributing essays, providing research and helping write the book. The Millennial Politics movement is about declaring our generational identity, about educating older and younger people and about motivating a generation that has no excuses not to get involved. Please check out http://www.millennialpolitics.com and share your thoughts about the politics of your generation and perhaps even contribute an essay to the book!

Republican Communications Association

The Republican Communications Association (RCA) is Capitol Hill’s organization of Republican communicators. Now in its 30th year, the RCA offers a year-round schedule of professional activities, monthly luncheons, a job bank, networking opportunities and social get-togethers. Past monthly luncheons have featured such well-known guests as FOX’s Tony Snow, ABC’s Cokie Roberts and Sam Donaldson, columnist David Broder, CNN’s Judy Woodruff, former White House press secretary Mike McCurry and many others. While RCA’s membership is focused on Republican communicators who work in the House and Senate, our membership is open to those who work off the Hill (political organizations, associations, public relations firms) and those who have a general interest in the GOP message. Membership dues, which include admission to all RCA events and lunches, are $20 per year. Checks should be made out to “RCA” and sent to Box 550, Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20510.

The Ripon Society

The Ripon Society, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit think tank, research, and grassroots outreach organization. Taking its name from the Republican Party’s birthplace in Ripon , Wisconsin , The Ripon Society is dedicated to the Republican Party’s founding principles and commitment to liberty. While times change, The Ripon Society believes that certain values are permanent. To this end, The Ripon Society promotes a common sense agenda that is committed to limited government, a vibrant free-market economy, strong families, civil rights and a foreign policy guided by America ’s national interests. Through its nationally recognized magazine, The Ripon Forum, State Policy Outreach events, policy breakfast, lunch, and dinner series, Listening Tours and Public Policy Papers, The Ripon Society continues to advance debate and dialogue within the Republican Party.

Trips for Kids Metro DC

TFK Helps kids overcome obstacles on the trail and in life during fun, educational and healthy mountain bike rides with Trips for Kids Metro DC. Throughout the year on Saturdays and Tuesdays, TFK provides outdoor educational activities to inner city children who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity. TFK provides bikes, helmets, a nutritional meal and training, the kids provide the enthusiasm. You can provide the encouragement. So come out and be a mountain bike mentor Contact: tfkmetrodc@starpower.net or call (571) 723-6919

WISH List

The WISH List is a non-profit Republican organization that supports promising pro-choice Republican candidates for public office at all levels of government acrss America. Thanks to our efforts the number of pro-choice Republican women has tripled in the US Senate and risen by 50% in the US House.

Young Jewish Leadership PAC

The DC branch of a national, conservative political action committee dedicated to supporting Republican, Jewish and pro-Israel candidates. In addition to our monthly roundtable discussions with Members of Congress, the Administration, and prominent candidates, the YJLPAC hosts happy hours, embassy events and other exciting social activities on our own and in partnership with other jewish and conservative groups from around DC. Members of YJL come from the private sector and all branches of government. For more information about YJL and upcoming events, check out the website or contact any one of the executive board members—including Dan Shulman (VP-Social) at Shulmandan@starpower.net.

Young Leadership Network

The Heritage Foundation created the Young Leadership Network in 2001 to be Washington’s premiere forum for young conservative professionals. The mission of the YLN is to advance conservative ideas among 25-40 year-old lawyers, high-tech workers, bankers, lobbyists, policy analysts, Capitol Hill staffers, and other professionals living in and around the DC area. The YLN provides an opportunity for young people to develop and deepen their relationships with fellow conservatives. Through periodically sponsored events at various locations throughout Washington, and by featuring a prominent conservative to speak on a given topic, Heritage’s YLN is encouraging attendees to get involved in the political process to advance conservative ideas.

Young Republican National Federation, Inc.

Membership is open to all Republicans between the ages of 18 to 40, inclusive. The Young Republican National Federation, Inc., (YRNF) is an allied organization of the Republican National Committee representing over 800 state and local clubs and over 100,000 members. Formed 70 years ago, its’ purpose is to provide a vehicle for Americans under 40 years of age to learn about, and become involved in, the Republican Party