Letter to the Editor

GOP seeking teens who want to be politically active

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Want to join a great group of similar minded people that have a common goal? Want to make a difference in your community and country? Are you interested in politics? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading!

Teenage Republicans, founded in 1960, is a youth organization that is an auxiliary of the Republican Party in all 50 states. Clubs are organized on and off campus into middle school, high school, home school, and city clubs. TAR s members develop leadership skills, gain knowledge, and learn about the political process on a local, state, and national level. Teenage Republicans have a great opportunity to serve their community and country while learning about the political process.

As a TAR, you become aware of national and international issues and how current events impact your life. With effective club programming, TAR s grow into leaders and even sway elections. This can make a huge difference in how elected candidates enact laws that affect you and the future! TAR s also hear inspiring speakers and debate today’s hottest issues. They meet elected officials, gain unique access to Republican Party events and activities, and establish friendships that will last a lifetime.

Starting a TAR s chapter is a worthwhile task that can showcase a student s motivation to scholarship committees, colleges, and employers. To start a chapter there are three primary steps. Step one is to find some like-minded friends that want to start a chapter with you. Step two is to find a faculty member at your school willing to serve as the advisor. Step three is to gain approval from your school administration. After that, your group will need to register with National TAR s and then the chapter can take off!

You may be wondering what a TAR s chapter does. Other than the things listed above, TAR s members have the opportunity every summer to attend the TAR s Leadership Conference or TLC in Washington D.C. At this conference, TAR s hear from elected Republicans like Paul Ryan, learn about sister organizations like Young Republicans and College Republicans and have a chance to meet with their own congressional delegation. TLC is also a great way to connect with Republicans from others states and learn about their political environment. You and your TAR s group can make great connections with political officials and build relationships with other students across America. TAR s chapters can also make a big impact volunteering on campaigns and initiatives. With over 140 members statewide, and more to come, TAR s has the potential to decide the outcome of elections in Nebraska.

If you, or a student you know might be interested in starting up a Teenage Republicans Chapter, then please reach out to the Nebraska Republican Party office. Our phone number is (402) 475-2122, email address is nebraskatars@gmail.com, and you can find additional information at teenagerepublicans.org.

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