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Canadian Taxpayers
Canadian Taxpayers

“I’m a believer that impacts are made outside the partisan process,” said Troy Lanigan, president of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and vice chair of the World Taxpayers Association.

Troy is an influential figure on both a national and international stage. Like many others in the conservative movement, he claims humble beginnings at the Leadership Institute.

Troy has been naturally inclined toward politics since he was young.

How to know if your story is a winner
How to know if your story is a winner

Two weeks ago we talked about why storytelling matters (because it’s how you convince people). This week, we talked about how to tell stories.

Beyond the simple tactics like listening to other stories, watching performers, and practicing your story out loud, we borrowed, from Made to Stick, this list. These seven story archetypes are a gut check: if your story fits an archetype, you’ve found a potential winner.

Three LI staffers and nine LI graduates are on the 30 Under 30 List
Three LI staffers and nine LI graduates are on the 30 Under 30 List

Clarity Media’s Red Alert Politics annual “30 Under 30” list highlighting young, conservative movers-and-shakers featured three Leadership Institute (LI) staffers and nine people that are graduates of LI training.

Caleb Bonham, editor-in-chief of LI’s Campus Reform, launched his career in political media after a video of him interviewing Sandra Fluke supporters quickly went viral. Caleb is regular guest on several Fox News programs.

Lauren Day, director of external affairs at the Leadership Institute, was also featured on the 30 Under 30 List in 2014. She oversees LI's brand reputation and public image externally through building strategic partnerships, while managing marketing and communication activities.

Also appearing on Red Alert’s list is Katherine Timpf, a reporter at LI’s Campus Reform. Katherine’s work exposing liberal abuse, waste, fraud and bias on college campuses has appeared regularly on Fox and Friends, Drudge Report and other national news outlets. Recently, Katherine has been a guest on Fox’s Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.

LI-trained candidate for Maryland Senate defeats incumbent
LI-trained candidate for Maryland Senate defeats incumbent

“I could not just sit back and watch tax-and-spend liberals destroy my home state of Maryland,” the newly Republican-endorsed candidate for Maryland’s State Senate Michael Hough said.

On June 24 he beat Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley (R-Frederick), the incumbent, by more than 2 to 1 in the Maryland state senate district 4 primary election.

“I believe this race is important because Republicans in Maryland must have a clear contrast with the Democrats,” Michael said, “and we are hurt by politicians like Brinkley who claim to be conservative, but then vote for taxes and wasteful spending.”

His devotion to public service didn’t just begin; he’s been long at it.  

August
02 - 03
Youth Leadership School

Location: Arlington, VA

07
LI Happy Hour

Location: Arlington, VA

11
Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop

Location: Ft. Pierre, SD

12
Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop

Location: Aberdeen, SD

13 - 14
Online Journalism Workshop

Location: Arlington, VA

13
Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

14
Television Workshop, On-camera

Location: Arlington, VA

15
Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop

Location: Rapid City, SD

21
Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced

Location: Arlington, VA

23 - 24
Youth Leadership School

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

30 - 31
Youth Leadership School

Location: Buffalo, NY

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