Speech to the IYDU Asia Forum 2016, by IYDU Chairman Jason F. Emert

IYDU Chairman Jason F. Emert’s speech to the IYDU Asia Forum, on January 14th, 2016:

Good morning!

It is wonderful to see so many people here today at the International Young Democrat Union Asia Youth Forum. It is an exciting time to be in the Republic of China during the last couple of days of an election. IYDU is honored to be here to support the robust democracy that thrives here on Taiwan.
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IYDU in Taiwan 13 – 17 January 2016

IYDU Asia Youth Forum and Taiwan Presidential Election Observation




Freedom lovers:

We have exciting news! We are proud to announce the International Young Democrat Union will open an office in Taiwan: IYDU Asia. To celebrate the official opening, we are hosting the IYDU Asia Youth Forum  13 – 17 January 2016 in conjunction with the Taiwanese presidential election. All are welcome to attend. Continue reading

#IYDUmunich kicks off this week!


We’re excited to see our participants at #IYDUmunich in just a few days. The final program with practical information can be found right here, as well as the participant list.  More than 60 participants are registered so far. We have put together a program with our excellent hosts from CSU and Junge Union Bayern, that we hope you will enjoy.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you all in Munich!

IYDU Chairman’s statement on the terrorist attacks in France – #Prayers4Paris


Let me be frank, the news of last night’s attack in France left me angry and heartbroken. This terrorist strike in Paris by ISIL was an assault on all freedom-loving people around the world. This is particularly difficult for me as my own country’s government has failed to lead, allowing the warped view of Islamic extremists, who perverted religion to create panic and death. But now we must take action.
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An American in Canada; My Perspective & Experience on the Ground During the Canadian National Election

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper energizing a crowd of Conservative voters at the Toronto Congress Centre

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Conservative voters at the Toronto Congress Centre

By Brandon Kenig, Co-Chair of YRNF’s International Committee:
A political sea change has engulfed our neighbor to the north that will have a major impact on us here in the United States. Last Monday, Canadians rejected another term for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and provided Justin Trudeau’s Liberals with a resounding majority across the country, the most significant political shift in nearly 10 years.

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