A Letter From the Next Generation of Republicans

To National, State, and Local Republican Leaders,

It is time to be clear about what we have seen in the videos of what took place on Wednesday, January 6: Attacks on police officers, destruction and vandalism of federal offices and property, instances of violent imagery, and overall, an attempt to disrupt our constitutional system. It is clear that the environment that led to the attacks on the Capitol building was one that was created by the rhetoric that has been embraced by many members of the Republican Party, including the President of the United States himself. These opportunists in our own party have continued to feed a dangerous narrative that led thousands to think that laying siege on the Capitol Building was an acceptable act.

Anyone seeking to court these forces for political advantage or expediency is giving ugly and violent forces a voice in a party. Instead of addressing the core cultural and economic issues that lay at the foundation of these emotions, our leaders chose manipulation and lies. It can be acknowledged that so many Americans have been left behind, but there are lines in the sand and rules to the game: the events of January 6, 2021 both crossed the line and broke the rules of the game. No cultural or economic concern, regardless of validity, can be addressed with vandalism, explosive devices, and violence toward law enforcement in the temple of democracy. There should be absolutely no room for toleration of this behavior within the Republican Party.

We are the volunteers, the campaign workers, the staff, and countless others who have invested in this Party at the grassroots level. We have grown up with plans to uplift our Party and contribute to its success, and many of us volunteer or work in positions that do just that. We are the Party’s path to the new generation of leadership, and we represent the future of an electorally-viable and morally-sound Republican Party. As young members of the Republican Party, we believe that there must be a change in course.

We believe that the viability of the Republican Party in the long term requires a complete separation from the incitement we saw from our leaders. The next time this type of rhetoric appears, Republicans of all stripes should forcefully declare that this behavior is wholly unacceptable — before violence ensues. For the sake of our country and the future of our party, these radical elements must be removed. The Republican Party must not give aid, support, or voice to those who motivated insurrection against our Constitutional order.

If we are to remain a party committed to the preservation of liberty and our constitutional republic, these dangerous and radical elements must not be at the helm of our party. No matter what the short term political costs of these decisions are, the long-term upholding of our nation’s core values and norms will be worth it.

We, along with the rest of the country are watching.

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Signed,

George Alderman

Florida

Elle Kalisz

Illinois

VP of Communications & National Spokeswoman, Gen Z GOP

John Olds

Massachusetts

VP of Political Affairs, Gen Z GOP

Will Galloway

South Carolina

Former SC College Republicans Chair

Samuel T. Garber

Maine

Executive Vice President, Gen Z GOP

Javon Price

Virginia

Vice President of External Affairs, Gen Z GOP

Michael Allers Jr.

Virginia

Republican Candidate for the VA House of Delegates

Robert Rosamelia

Washington, DC

Former President of the American University College Republicans

Katy Selinger

Washington, DC

President, American University College Republicans

Cole Perry

Tennessee

Former Chairman of the GW College Republicans

Joe Pitts

Arizona

President, College Republicans at Arizona State University

Clay Robinson

Arizona

Vice President of College Republicans at Arizona State University

Nathaniel Kidwell

Virginia

Vice President, CNU College Republicans

Brandon Fontaine

Massachusetts

President, Bryant University College Republicans

Mark Fraenkel

Massachusetts

Vice Chair for State & Local Affairs at the Massachusetts Teenage Republicans

Ethan Fine

Texas

Former Intern, John Cornyn for Senate

Noah Vehafric

Pennsylvania

President of American University Young Americans for Liberty

Brian Martinez

Wisconsin

ACC Activist

Thomas Kenna

New York

Former American University College Republicans Office

Thomas Kilger

Florida

Alumnus — American University College Republicans

Gunner Ramer

California

American University College Republicans

Taylor Walker

Florida

State Coordinator — The American Conservation Coalition

Alexander Campbell

Virginia

Teenage Republican Federation of Virginia

Colin Snyder

Florida

Stetson University Senator

David Saul Acosta

Florida

Young Professional & Graduate Student, Harvard University

Ryan Doucette

Massachusetts

Chief of Staff, Gen Z GOP

Ashton Willcox

Virginia

Outreach Director, Gen Z GOP

Knox Graham

Arkansas

State Coordinator, Gen Z GOP

Ian Stevens

North Carolina

Gen Z GOP

Matthew Fuzi

New York

Gen Z GOP

Sam Abodo

New York

Gen Z GOP

Alexandria Chun

New York

Gen Z GOP

Chip Myers

Arkansas

Gen Z GOP

Taryn Estes

Tennessee

Gen Z GOP

Jackson Hoppe

Tennessee

Gen Z GOP

Sam Soufi

Virginia

Gen Z GOP

Domatius Shafik

New Jersey

Gen Z GOP

Kevin Norton

Florida

Kasandra Myers

Florida

Jakob Levin

Florida

Lexi Falance

Florida

Davis Nau

North Carolina

Joseph Francis

Florida

Tara Tovkach

Florida

Tom Gilbert

New Jersey

Trey Blackwood

North Carolina

Arthur Mackey

Maryland

Aaron Stemann

South Carolina

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