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Students Connect with Presidential Candidate Ryan Binkley Tonight at New England College Town Hall

Binkley’s Campaign is Expanding the Tent of the Republican Party by Appealing to Young People from Coast to Coast

HENNIKER, NH (Sept. 13, 2023)–Dozens of young people are expected to fill the Simon Center Great Room at New England College tonight, Sept. 13, to see presidential candidate Ryan Binkley and ask him questions about issues that matter to them during an hour-long Town Hall.

“We’re been reaching out to college students, and they’re responding,” said Binkley, a Dallas businessman and pastor who has five children in high school and college with his wife, Ellie. “Our party’s message should resonate regardless of your age. Republicans have not done a good job of that.”

Tonight’s Town Hall at the college’s Center for Civic Engagement, 98 Bridge St., Henniker, NH, begins with brief remarks from the presidential candidate followed by nearly an hour of responses to questions from the crowd, which will include students, faculty and community members. 

Organizers of the event say this year’s new crop of students have been expressing a lot of concern about the divisive political discourse in the country right now, and they are eager to meet a candidate who focuses on unity.

“America is in desperate need of an economic revival and a heartfelt spiritual revival,” Binkley said. “We’re so broken in these areas. We’ve never been this divided in my lifetime. If we don’t come together to solve some of our biggest problems, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble, more so than we are now. That’s why I’m running – for the next generation.”

Binkley and his team have been engaging student leaders at a variety of events featuring young people, from the Turning Point Action conference in Florida to the Young Republican National Convention in Dallas to the Gen Z for Jesus gathering in Los Angeles this month.

“Gen Z voters possess great potential to influence other voters in their families,” said Jaxon Huffman, CEO of Creators Capital, a community of influencers and entrepreneurs. Huffman discovered strong support for Binkley while interviewing hundreds of teens and young adults who follow popular Christian creators, like social media influencer Alan Rosas.

“A lot of young people have lost hope in politics in general; they just feel lied to. It’s been really cool to share with the next generation about a leader like Ryan,” said Rosas, who has nearly half a million followers on TikTok. “I’ve been able to talk about Ryan Binkley. He is a Christian pastor. He’s running for president, and I get to speak on his behalf and tell young people about him. You can see the fruit in his life, in his marriage, his family, his church, his business, the culture in his business. He’s the real deal.”

Young people are a key part of Binkley’s plan to address problems in urban America by creating a new volunteer organization called SAVE (Serving And Volunteering through Education) to mentor inner city kids.

“We need to teach young kids how to read, write and do math. Only one out of six eighth graders in urban America is reading at the eighth grade level,” Binkley said. “So I want to start a volunteer movement with college students. For five hours a week, they’ll tutor third graders through fifth graders. Let’s engage the community.”

Binkley said addressing the concerns of young people and urban America will help the Republican Party move “Beyond 46,” the theme of a new national ad campaign featured on Fox News and other networks. Binkley is confident he is the candidate who can move the party and the country beyond the 46th president, beyond losing 46 of the top 50 cities, and beyond 46% in the popular vote. 

“Since President Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory in 1984, our party’s presidential returns have gotten worse with each new election,” Binkley said. “Now, we seem to be stuck at 46% of the popular vote. That won’t change until we change our message and our messengers.”

The New England College Town Hall featuring presidential candidate Ryan Binkley is free and open to the public. Binkley will answer questions from the press immediately following the event about 8 pm. One on one interviews can be arranged by contacting campaign communications director Diane Moca at or 214-494-1792.

For questions about the venue, contact Dr. Nathan Shrader, Associate Professor of Politics,, 603-428-2591.