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Beauty Queen Liberates Millennial Ladies
Beauty Queen Liberates Millennial Ladies

Classy fashionista Gabrielle Jackson shows beauty even in politics. “I can still remember my first Leadership Institute training as a 15-year-old in California,” Founder and President of The Millennial Solution Gabrielle Jackson, now 25, said. “My mom drove me two hours to Stanford University from my hometown in Sacramento after hearing about the Youth Leadership School training program.”

“Even at that age, I knew that politics was how I wanted to make the world a better place and I was hungry for training to use my passion and excitement to advance the conservative movement,” she said. Now, Gabrielle works in the Washington, D.C. area as the director of external partnerships at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics.

Liberty Magic
Liberty Magic

Get off your butt and do something! Stop complaining about the size of government and be proactive about our problems. We can't afford to just sit around and talk philosophy with each other. If you want to make a change, stop reading and start doing,” Leadership Institute graduate Brandon Cestrone who is the northeast regional director for Young Americans for Liberty said.

“At some point books only become a crutch,” he continued. “People would rather read political theory than learn practical application. Don't make this mistake. Take what you learn and put it to action. That's where the magic happens.” 

Brandon Cestrone has made significant contributions to advancing liberty through youth activism. He’s helped start 50 college Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapters at universities stretching from West Virginia all the way to Maine. Read on to learn more about the YAL conventions in 12 states.

Arizona Stateswoman Makes Waves in the West
Arizona Stateswoman Makes Waves in the West

Being a woman in leadership is beneficial to the conservative movement, former Arizona State Senator and Leadership Institute graduate Lori Klein said.

“Women need to put themselves out front, get elected, and hold their ground as a conservative,” she said.

Lori has a powerhouse of experience with 18 years on Capitol Hill and seven years as the director of public relations for the Washington Times. Her most recent contribution was coordinating the Western Conservative Conference, which was held a few weeks back in Phoenix, Arizona.

Communist Escapee & LI Graduate Now Trains Conservatives Worldwide
Communist Escapee & LI Graduate Now Trains Conservatives Worldwide

Communism is real for Zeljko "Zed" Zidaric.

A Croatian by birth, he escaped communism and grew up in Canada.

“As an escapee from communism with family left behind in Croatia, I know firsthand what communism is about,” he said. “I heard from my family about the hardships and the fear.  I knew that communism was a flawed system that benefitted only a few.  I was fortunate to have escaped and felt that it was my duty to stand against communism and fight to defend the freedom that we in the West cherish.”

So he attended Royal Military College in Canada and became an officer. “I was fortunate that communism collapsed and I did not need to go to war, but I did volunteer to go and protect the new democracy in Croatia as it struggled to escape the shackles of the former communist Yugoslavia,” Zed said.

April
14 - 17
Future Candidate School

Location: Arlington, VA

24
Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced

Location: Arlington, VA

25 - 26
Campaign Management Workshop

Location: Honolulu, HI

May
03 - 04
Youth Leadership School

Location: Portland, OR

03
Middle Tennessee Campaign Workshop

Location: Nashvlle, TN

08
LI Happy Hour

Location: Arlington, VA

09
Debate Workshop

Location: Arlington, VA

13
Television Workshop, On-camera

Location: Arlington, VA

17
Campaign Management Workshop

Location: Liverpool, NY

17
Peninsula Tactical Warfare Workshop

Location: Williamsburg, VA

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