Hello —

My name is Ashley Strong and I am a proud young Republican.  As a Junior at the University of Vermont, the obvious perception is that I am in the ultra-minority on campus.  But I believe that is changing.  The far-left policies of Montpelier and unbalanced approach to Government by the super-majority are showing my peers and I that our future is not in Vermont.

This is truly unfortunate. I grew up in Charlotte and want to stay in Vermont.

That’s why I am becoming more actively involved with the Vermont Republican Party. Over the Summer, I spent three days a week at the Party Headquarters in Berlin helping prepare for the 2016 election cycle as a Summer Fellow.

Now, I’m trying to help the Young Republicans get off the ground.  You may have seen some recent coverage in the press highlighting a recent Debate Watching Party we hosted in Burlington.  We’re looking forward to the next debate party on Wednesday, October 28th.

The Vermont Republican Party has been very willing to help myself and College Republican Chair, Jason Maulucci build our organizations.  This Friday, they have graciously offered to rent a bus to help College Republicans from Castleton University and Middlebury College get to and from their campus to the Fall Harvest Dinner with Ohio Governor and Presidential Candidate John Kasich.  FOR FREE.

I am very grateful for the opportunities the state party is providing, but I also want to do my part!

Will you help us raise funds to help pay for this bus and the free tickets they are providing to college students?  I would very much appreciate all the support that I can get!

We do hope you take the opportunity to RSVP too!  It is just as important that Young Republicans have the ability to network, as it is to attend these events.

We have a busy year ahead of us! I hope to help build a Young Republican organization that is not just a resource for campaigns up and down the ticket — but provides training, networking, and opportunities for future leaders of our Party to grow.

Thank you for your time.

Ashley Strong
UVM – ’17

P.S. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Vermont Republican Party. We have a great slate of candidates running for office up and down the ticket. I hope you’ll help us grow the Party and attend the Fall Harvest Dinner!