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Activism Success: Activism Events Change Campus Policy
Activism Success: Activism Events Change Campus Policy

Earlier this month at Middle Tennessee State University, the Turning Point USA group worked with their Leadership Institute Field Representative to hold a free speech ball event on campus, which started the conversation on campus about safe spaces.

Thanksgiving is a Day to Celebrate, and be Thankful for, our Religious Freedom
Thanksgiving is a Day to Celebrate, and be Thankful for, our Religious Freedom

The myth of the First Thanksgiving is held dear by most Americans:  Pilgrims, having reaped a glorious harvest of squash and other vegetables, shared a feast with Indian friends in 1621. The reality, alas, is a bit different. The Pilgrims of Plymouth landed in the New World in December 1620, and the following spring celebrated a day of Thanksgiving for having survived the cold Massachusetts winter.

Activism Success: Students, Athletes, and Professors Join in Fight for Free Speech
Activism Success: Students, Athletes, and Professors Join in Fight for Free Speech

Students at Oregon State University held a free speech ball and found support from students on their campus.  From football players to professors, people were getting involved and signing the free speech ball to support free speech on campus.

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Activism Success: "Criminals" for Gun Free Campus Educate Students about the Right of Self Defense

Calling out the hypocrisy of your unconstitutional campus policies is a great way to grab attention and have some fun. Students for Concealed Carry on campus at Michigan State University did just that.

Activism Success: Students at Arkansas Tech Fight for Free Speech

Students at Arkansas Tech face some of the most restrictive unconstitutional free speech codes in the country. That didn’t stop students in Young Americans for Liberty. 

When officers approached the students, informing them they were in violation of the school’s speech code policy, the students recorded the incident.  The Students were told that the school's policy trumped the First Amendment right to free speech guaranteed in the Constitution.

Elections Have Consequences -- On Your Career

The Leadership Institute trains thousands of conservatives each year; many currently have jobs in campaigns and other areas of the public policy process. 

These energetic, ambitious individuals are committed to learning how to win and to spreading conservative ideas.  For some, however, particularly our younger graduates, there is only one concern at the front of their minds – their careers.

Today’s elections are sure to have a significant impact on the conservative job market, regardless of the outcome.  If individuals are seeking employment within the movement, if they work in the movement, and especially if they currently work on a campaign, they should be planning for all possible circumstances.  Elections have consequences.

Politics is a bumpy road, and individuals may have to find a new career path at any time.  

Activism Success: On-Campus Coalition WeRoar Fights Back
Activism Success: On-Campus Coalition WeRoar Fights Back

At Clemson University, conservative student groups have come together to form a coalition -- WeRoar -- to fight back.  The coalition consists of Clemson’s Turning Point USA and Young American for Liberty chapters, in addition to a conservative school newspaper, the Tiger Town Observer.

Co-founder Clayton Warnke describes the goal of WeRoar to “effectively target the encroachment of our liberties, especially as they pertain to the first amendment, by streamlining our collective efforts into a simple message to attract broad support from the student body and community alike.”

These conservative student groups mobilized their forces to tackle the unconstitutional...

Activism Success: Young Conservatives Start the Semester With Outreach and Activism
Activism Success: Young Conservatives Start the Semester With Outreach and Activism

A healthy conservative student group can be difficult to maintain.  With students naturally leaving every year, recruitment is key to your conservative group’s success.

Every semester thousands of new students come to campus, and your student group should make an effort to reach out to those students.
 

Halloween, Fear, and Public Speaking
Halloween, Fear, and Public Speaking

Halloween is fast approaching and everyone’s abuzz with excitement for the holiday -- costumes, haunted houses, and more!  For me, haunted houses and other such Halloween thrills rank on the same level as fear of public speaking.  

In fact, did you know that 75% of the world’s population fears speaking in front of an audience?  So, how can we help remedy this large and far-reaching...

Award winning month at Campus Reform
Award winning month at Campus Reform

The Leadership Institute's Campus Reform continues to be a roaring success as it celebrates an award-winning and record-breaking month. Three Campus Reform staff members received internal and external recognition of their excellent work.

The numbers alone are superb. So far in 2016, Campus Reform reports of liberal bias and abuse on college campuses created media pressure which resulted in 28 conservative campus victories.  Campus Reform staff and student contributors also discussed stories in television interviews 108 times, and...

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