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MICHIGAN'S OWN PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD YRNF CONVENTION-INDIANAPOLIS-JULY 4, 1975
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A.DEAN WATKINS CO.,LANSING,MICH 98903 Union bug

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The Young Republicans National Federation (YRNF) held the 1975 convention in Indianapolis July 4th. The YRNF is an organization founded in 1931 to gather young republicans interested in learning about and advocating conservative values. In a letter from President Gerald R. Ford in February of 1975 he expressed his pleasure for the strength of the YRNF upholding conservative values and educating young republicans. Six months later the convention brought together members of the YRNF and agreed upon several points:

  1. No endorsement for either Ford or Reagan in the 1976 election.
  2. Ford was the preferred candidate.
  3. Reagan’s popularity would likely grow and the YRNF would have to re-discuss endorsing a republican candidate.
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Young Republican Conferences (1975, July 8). Retrieved June 20, 2020, from https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0005/1561694.pdf

Young Republican Leadership Conference, 1975 (1975, February 27). Retrieved June 20, 2020, from https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0011/1683560.pdf

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PO1036
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