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Liberty Isn’t Free: It Must Be Fought For
Liberty Isn’t Free: It Must Be Fought For

Teri Capshaw, a homeschooler from South Dakota, worked as a reporter during college. After graduation, she was hired as an evening news producer in Boise, Idaho, where she met her husband -- before starting her own sewing business. Now, she takes her professional background into meetings with donors and potential partners for Campaign for Liberty, where she serves as the donor relations officer. Read on for more about Teri and the upcoming Liberty Political Action Conference.

Ballerina Dances Her Way Into Colorado Politics
Ballerina Dances Her Way Into Colorado Politics

Alexa Van Anne isn’t your ordinary 19-year-old.

She’s a competitive ballerina, a committed conservative activist, and dreaming of running for office herself – but first, she’s got to finish college.

Alexa got her start in politics working for the reelection of her congressman, Rep. Mike Coffman, in 2012.

“Working for the Coffman campaign marked my entrance into politics. I sought out the opportunity on my own having been interested in politics my entire life,” Alexa said.

As area campaign director for Mike Coffman for Congress, Alexa coordinated door-to-door canvassing and phone banking. As November neared, Alexa became more involved in working on projects with the field director for her district.

LI Engages Latinos in Florida
LI Engages Latinos in Florida

The Leadership Institute and partnering organizations went to Orlando, Florida to meet with more than 70 people from across the I-4 corridor to find the issues that unite conservatives and Hispanics. Notable guests included a representative from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s staff, a candidate for Florida governor, several candidates for Congress, local elected officials, and community and business leaders.

The Next Great Communicator Works to Defund
The Next Great Communicator Works to Defund "ObamaCare"

“I joined Heritage Action a month after it launched, in July of 2010,” Heritage Action Deputy Political Director Nathanael Yellis said. Three years later, their focus for this fall is clear: defund the Affordable Care Act. “I'm excited about our effort to defund Obamacare,” he continued. “We're working to make this the issue when Congress returns in September.”

From College Socialist to Conservative Journalist
From College Socialist to Conservative Journalist

“I was…a liberal,” said Lachlan Markay.  “Socialist might be more accurate.” He was surrounded by liberal thought at Hamilton College, where neither faculty nor students questioned their “knee-jerk” liberal philosophy.   And that bothered Lachlan.

College Senior Sues His University
College Senior Sues His University

The administration at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, nicknamed the University at Buffalo, is not pleased with Christian Andzel.

You see, he’s a conservative rising senior recruiting more students to his cause, and the university has attempted to silence him and his club members. 

The University at Buffalo (UB) Students for Life club, of which Christian was president, hosted the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Genocide Awareness Project last semester. It compares the victims of abortion to the victims of the genocides of world history. 

The Koehler Family Trains at LI
The Koehler Family Trains at LI

At the age of 20, Jessica Koehler has already accomplished much.

She finished college with a Bachelor’s degree in just two years, taught English to children in Taiwan, and is now helping her father run for state representative in Ohio, where she and her family live.

Her path into politics began with TeenPact Leadership Schools, which teaches students how to lead through hands-on activities such as mock legislatures. At the age of 14 while learning how her state government functions, Jessica discovered how she and others her age could impact politics.

“Getting my age group involved in political activities is very important to me,” Jessica said. “It’s important because my generation has been told again and again that it is acceptable to just sit back and let the world run its course, and that getting involved will not make a difference.”

5 Things You Learn During Your First Few Weeks of a DC Internship
5 Things You Learn During Your First Few Weeks of a DC Internship

Intern season is here again in the DC metro area! During the summer students and young professionals from across the country and all over the world descend upon the District, a.k.a. Hollywood for political junkies, hoping to jump-start their careers. Thirteen lucky interns, me included, have the opportunity of a lifetime: interning with LI this summer!

LI's Employee of the Quarter: David Hempel
LI's Employee of the Quarter: David Hempel

For nearly six years, Dave Hempel has continued the Accounting department’s tradition of efficiency and performance, and not only does he work quickly, reliably, and with sufficient organizational ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with great skill, but he also excels in uncovering new and creative ways to operate more effectively.

Dave approaches all his work with enthusiasm and a very strong sense of ethics, and is the quintessence of proper management of incoming and outgoing funds.

“LI Completely Changed My Life!”
“LI Completely Changed My Life!”

Growing up in a very patriotic family, it's only fitting that Jean Morrow end up working full time at the Institute for Justice after summer internships at Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, and the Leadership Insitutute. “As LI’s development department intern, I had the opportunity to work on numerous direct mail, major gifts, and foundations projects,” Jean said. "These projects taught me integral fundraising and non-profit management skills which I plan to utilize in my position at the Institute for Justice.” 

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