Your next activism event can be just what it takes to turn the tide and eliminate unconstitutional policy on your campus. When Students for Concealed Carry at the University of South Alabama organized an empty holster protest with the goal of highlighting the school’s unconstitutional policy, the activism event was so successful the students were charged with violating the school weapons policy.
When this unconstitutional treatment garnered national attention, the school was forced to...
Good for you! D.C. is excited to have you here because, if we’re truly honest with ourselves, those of us in the non-profit sector, think tanks, and on the Hill depend upon you to keep our organizations running. I was in your shoes. I have been an intern more than once, starting a new adventure in a strange land.
Many thoughts went through my head in the weeks leading up to my internship at the Leadership Institute. What if I can’t find my accommodation on the first day? What if I’m not as smart as I thought? What if, what if…
I’ve been there. Trust me, you will...
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Whether you are looking for a job in the administration, think tanks, non-profits, or on the Hill, seize the moment. The current opportunities in the conservative movement are boundless. Following the election, hundreds of vacancies are opening up as people change jobs.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...