By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Young Republicans Federation of Alabama announced that on Saturday, October 17, that there will be a YR Day of Action.
The YRs said in a statement, “Do you have extra food, clothing, or books laying around the house you are willing to donate? Do you have a heart for service and wish to honor America’s veterans? Do you want to say thank you to the men and women who protect our communities each day? The Young Republicans Federation of Alabama is hosting Day of Action with multiple service projects such as an item drive, cemetery cleanup and a police appreciation lunch.”
Chairman Jackie Curtiss said, “Our Young Republicans are passionate about making Alabama the best and most prosperous state in the country. We believe that community service, along with getting Republicans elected and getting young people involved with politics, will help us accomplish our goal.”
YRFA Special Events Chairman Matt Hood said “As we advocate for smaller government, we do so with the understanding we have a responsibility to give back to our communities. This is what the YRFA Day of Action is all about: giving back.”
The event will take place in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, October 17. The event kicks off Saturday Morning with an address from Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange at 8:30 AM at the AUM campus. Chick-fil-A will be providing breakfast. At 9:00 a.m. the groups will depart for their work assignments throughout the Montgomery community.
The Young Republican Day of Action is cleaning up Lincoln Cemetery. This cemetery is the final resting ground for many American veterans. The YRs will spend Saturday morning tidying the grounds and placing flags at headstones. They are also collecting items to benefit struggling families in the Montgomery area until 1:30 pm at Lincoln Cemetery and Cloverdale Park. The item drive focus is after-school nutrition, literacy, and children’s winter coats. If you are interested in giving, please bring non-perishable food items, kid’s winter coats, and children’s books. The YRs are encouraging everyone in the greater Montgomery area to participate in this important item drive.
That afternoon, the YRs are hosting a police appreciation celebration. They will grill out, watch football, and spend the afternoon getting to know local law enforcement, and their families, as they thank them for all they do to keep Alabama safe. All are welcome to attend this family friendly event.
Former YR Chairman and current ALGOP Steering Committee member representing Congressional District Six Chris Brown said, “1. Working to elect Republicans at all levels of government. 2. Introducing young conservatives to the Republican Party. 3. Using conservative values to help the community. That’s what the Young Republican Federation of Alabama is all about. Join YRs from all over the state this Saturday in Montgomery for a day of service.”
The Young Republicans Federation of Alabama is an organization of conservative young people between the ages of 18-40. There are 11 Young Republicans chapters located throughout the State of Alabama.