_Our nationOWhile it may sound cliche, this simple statement was once again proven true by the outstanding victory of Kevin Faulconer who was just elected to be the next Mayor of San Diego. His success is due, in a large part, to the efforts of hundreds of Young Republicans who traveled to San Diego on multiple occasions over the past few months to walk precincts, knock on doors and get out the vote!
November's notable gains in the State Legislature, Kevin Faulconer's victory, as well as Andy Vidak's victory in 2013, are proof positive that Republican candidates can be successful in California in competitive races, if we can get out the vote. This is where the Young Republicans play a critical role. We do what few organizations can, we can mobilize in force! There has not been a time in recent history when it has been more important to get Republicans elected. The State of California, as well as the nation as a whole, is in dire straits; and if things continue on the current course, we may not recognize the land that we love anymore. We must fight against an expanding and encroaching government; we must protect individual rights; we must stand for liberty; and we must speak truth to power. In this effort, it is important to cast a wide net and welcome those who share our core values; this includes Independents, Moderates, Libertarians and Conservatives alike.
I will do all that I can to work with and support candidates, campaigns, other YR Chapters and the CYRF in an effort to repeat the success achieved by Faulconer and Vidak. All that I ask is that everyone to contribute the time that they can and make their mark on our California landscape. The campaign season is in full swing and it is time for all to do their part and to fight for what and for whom they believe in. My vision for the months leading up to the November elections is simply to endorse candidates whose values align with ours and then mobilize in support of those candidates. We are an increasingly relevant and vibrant organization that will accomplish great things and we will all have fun doing it!
Michael S. Garrison, President Riverside
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