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A Note from the Executive Director . . . When I to ok t he hel m a s Exe cuti ve D i rec t or of Yo u n g A me ri can s for L i b er t y e a r l i e r t hi s ye ar, I und er st ood t h e in credi bl e op p or t uni t y a t o u r fin gerti ps. We ha v e t h e c han ce to a d v a nc e t he i d e a s of l i berty on c ol l eg e c ampu se s, a nd t o rea c h m o re y ou ng peop l e t ha n eve r b efo re . B ut I had no i d ea we w o u l d b e a bl e to a c c omp l i sh so m u c h . Thi s ye ar we t op p ed 8 0 4 a cti ve cha p t er s, 300, 0 0 0 in di vi dual s i n our ac t iv i s t ne tw o rk, a nd g av e ov e r 2 ,0 0 0 p ro -l i be r t y y oung p eo p l e t h e t o o l s they need t o b e effecti ve a d v oc a t es fo r l i m i t e d g ove r nm ent . W i th a tu m ul t uous p ol i t i c a l landscape, 2016 has p re se nte d i t s c hal l enge s . B u t t hanks to t he g enerosi t y o f ou r supp or t er s a nd p a r t n e r organ i zati ons, our hard-wo rk i ng l ead er sh i p t e a m , c hapter presi d ent s an d g rassro o t s org ani zer s, Yo u n g A me ri can s for L i b er t y h a s m e t each chal l eng e hea d - o n . I ’ m p ro ud to say t ha t 2016 h a s b ee n YAL 's b i g g est y e a r y e t . I be l i eve t he fut ure of l i b e r t y is bri ghte r t ha n ev er. A n d a s y ou ’l l see i n t he f ol l ow i n g p age s, Young Am er i c a n s f o r Libe rty i s l i g ht i ng t he p a t h t o w ards l i b er t y f or t he n e x t g en erati on. You ng peop l e wi l l p l a y a c r i ti cal ro l e i n shap i ng t h e d irecti o n of our c ount r y o v e r t he next sev er al y ea r s . A s t h e largest and fa st est - g ro w i n g libe rtari a n and c onserv a t i v e st ude nt o rg ani za t i on in A me ri ca, y our c ont i nu e d su ppo rt f or YA L c oul dn ’t b e m o re i mp or t ant . T han k y o u f o r a ll yo u d o!

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Cliff Maloney Jr.

Ty Hicks

Kyle Hanlin

Executive Director

National Field Director

Director of Development

Mary Hannah Lott

Alexander Staudt

Crissy Brown

Director of Events

Development Executive

Director of Free Speech

John Goodnight

Northeast Regional Director

Sean Themea

Matthew Boyer

Director of Communications

Cody Chipman

Development Associate

Michael Fellner

Midwest Regional Director

Field Program Associate

Billy Grant

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Southeast Regional Director

West Regional Director

Matt D'Alesio

Moorea O’Donnell

Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

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2016 Intern Class Dahkota Parish Audra Malek Betsy Pearson Jason Stewart

Lydia Schwertfeger

Lukas Grund Garrett Kehr Jack Enright Michael Wood

Lukas Grund

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Expanding to Six Regions

State Chairs T hese are th e t o p , p ro v e n , y o u n g l e a ders co mmitted to lea ding the yo uth mo vement f o r l i b er t y. YA L ‘ s L e a d e r s h i p Te a m i s c o mprised o f 6 f ull-time R egio na l D irecto rs a nd 77 Sta te C ha i r s. T he y w i l l s o o n b e c o m e t h e f u ture elected o ff icia ls, business lea ders, po licy ma kers , aut hor s, a n d p ro f e s s o r s w h o s a v e o u r co untry. WEST AK CA CA CA CA CA ID NV OR OR WA

Casey Bain Andrew Di Giovanna Everett Heath Kevin Suarez Taylor Heyen Trey LaRocca Mark Goodale Erika Manning Brandon Clements Brent Furbee Taylor Anderson

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John Nagle Jason Stewart Micah Kogok Sean Akey Victoria Dennis Garrett Kehr Kaleigh Cunningham Savannah Lindquist Tom Carey

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Jason Hammons Skyler Bowden Francisco Owen Richard Wickham Dustin Hart Kaitlynn Skoog David Owen Erik Cooper Brianna Rawls Jack Enright Brandon Horlacher Chris Harelson Christoph Schulzke Nathan Winkel Sierra Williams

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DJ Parten Gordon Miller Jeremiah Baky Tamara Stainton Tavish Kelly Aaron Littlefield Brandon Hendricks Brittany Wilson Savannah Soto Clayton Warnke Michael Kriete Natalie Le Thelma I.J. Caitlyn Tierney Stuart Hench Eddie Stamper

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Betsy Pearson Wade Hill Darren Buchanan Nathaniel Berg Sebastian Torres Theodore Roberts Ian Lane Nathan Amundson Alex Merker Mackenzie Vieth Cahleel Copus Jessica Murphy

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Zoe Callaway Cameron Westbrook Kassy Dillon Luis Cabral Shane Quinn Andrew O'Connor Carson Hess Jacob Linker Daniel Giles Hannah McNeight Irving Weihs Matthew Casa Pietro Geraci Pooja Bachani

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Top YAL Chapters Northeast: Rutgers University-New Brunswick T he Rutgers U nive r s it y – N e w Br u n s w ic k c h a pt e r h a d a k ille r y e a r. Th e c h a p t e r h o s t e d a conserva tive spe a k e r e v e n t on c a mpu s t h a t e lic it e d n a t ion a l me d ia a t t e nt i o n . T h e y a lso hosted the m os t s u c c e s s fu l S t a t e C on v e n t ion of t h e y e a r, t ot a lin g ov e r 2 0 0 a ttendees a nd sta r r in g s p e c ia l g u e s t C on g re s s ma n Ron Pa u l. N ow w it h ov er 5 0 dues-pa ying mem b e r s , t h e y ’ re on e of t h e la rg e s t c h a p t e r s in t h e N or t h e a st !

Southeast: University of North Carolina-Charlotte T he cha pter a t the Un iv e r s it y of N or t h C a rolin a a t C h a r lot t e h a s don e n u m e ro u s events throughout t h e y e a r. Th e y h os t e d t h e N C S t a t e C on v e n t ion a n d pa r t i c i p at e d in severa l f ree spe e c h e v e n t s . O n e of t h e ir fre e s pe e c h e v e n t s ga r n e re d ov e r 8 0 0 petition signa tures . Th e y a re c on s t a n t ly w or k in g t o e du c a t e s t u de n t s on cam p u s a bout the idea s of lib e r t y. Th is y e a r t h e y re c e iv e d t h e Ev e n t of t h e Ye a r a w ard f o r the Southea st Region a n d w e ' re e x pe c t in g e v e n gre a t e r t h in gs t o c ome !

Mid-Atlantic: Michigan State University T he Michiga n Sta te Un iv e r s it y c h a p t e r h os t e d a p le t h or a of e v e n t s t h is y e a r. T h i s cha pter is so dedica t e d t o s p re a din g t h e pr in c iple s of libe r t y t h a t t h e y c o n t i n u e d t o recruit during a rain s t or m w h e n ma n y ot h e r s t u d e n t orga n iz a t ion s p a c k e d u p an d lef t. T hey ha d pa ck e d rooms for doc u me n t a r y s c re e n in g s , c o- h os t e d a “ C r i m i n al s f o r Gun Free Zones” ev e n t moc k in g re s t r ic t iv e c a mpu s p olic ie s , a n d e n e rgiz e d t h e i r ca mpus with every e v e n t t h e y h os t e d. Th is c h a p t e r w a s s u c c e s s fu l be c a u s e t h e y b u i l t a strong core lea d e r s h ip t e a m w it h s ome of t h e mos t pa s s ion a t e a c t iv is t s . T h e y w i l l continue to sprea d t h e ide a s of lib e r t y on c a mpu s for y e a r s t o c ome .

Midwest: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay T he U niversity of W is c on s in - G re e n Ba y c h a pt e r t ook t h e M idw e s t re gion b y s t o r m this yea r. A s one of t h e la rg e s t c h a p t e r s in t h e re g ion , t h e grou p b rou g h t m an y mem bers to the W is c on s in S t a t e C on v e n t ion a n d In t e r n a t ion a l S t u d e n t s fo r L i b e r t y Conf erence in Wa sh in g t on , D C . Th e ir or igin a l " M a k in g a C r imin a l" a c t iv is m p ro j e c t educa ted students on c r imin a l ju s t ic e re for m a n d h a d a s t ron g s h ow in g on F re e d o m D a y. T his truly is a roc k s t a r c h a p t e r !

Central: University of New Mexico T he U niversity of N e w M e x ic o c h a pt e r h os t e d s e v e r a l s u c c e s s fu l e v e n t s . T h e y 'v e knocked it out of t h e pa r k w it h I n c a rc e r a t ion N a t ion a n d s e v e r a l re c r u it men t d r i v e s . T hese events got t h e m t w o a w a rd s a t t h e 2 0 1 6 YAL N a t ion a l C on v e n t ion . T h e y w e re rewa rded f or hosti n g t h e be s t Ev e n t of t h e Ye a r a n d be in g t h e be s t C h a p t e r o f t h e Yea r. T he U niversit y of N e w M e x ic o ma d e a s pla s h on c a mpu s t h is y e a r w h e n t h e y hosted a self -def e n s e e v e n t t h a t e a r n e d t h e m g re a t me dia c ov e r a g e .

West: University of California-Riverside U niversity of Ca lif or n ia - Riv e r s ide w a s n a me d t h e We s t re gion ' s C h a pt e r of t h e Ye ar a t the 2016 YA L N a t ion a l C on v e n t ion . In s t e a d of s p e n d in g t h e ir s u mme r re l ax i n g , they were on ca m p u s re c r u it in g for t h e ir c h a p t e r. As a re la t iv e ly y ou n g c h ap t e r, YA L a t the U niversity of C a lifor n ia - Riv e r s id e h os t e d s e v e r a l e v e n t s a n d ga r n e red hundreds of sign u ps . Th e y a re t r u ly on e of t h e be s t in t h e We s t !

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With 804 college chapters nationwide

YAL is the Largest & Fastest-Growing Libertarian and Conservative Youth Organization ALABAMA Alabama State University Auburn University - Montgomery Auburn University Main Campus Faulkner University Jacksonville State University Northeast Alabama Community College Samford University Spring Hill College Stillman College The University of Alabama Troy University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Mobile University of Montevallo University of North Alabama University of South Alabama University of West Alabama ALASKA University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast ARIZONA Arizona State University Arizona State University at the West Campus Arizona Western College Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Glendale Community College Grand Canyon University Northern Arizona University Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix College University of Arizona ARKANSAS Arkansas State UniversitY Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Heber Springs Arkansas Tech University Harding University Henderson State University John Brown University Ozarka College Southern Arkansas University Main Campus University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas Main Campus University of Central Arkansas Williams Baptist College CALIFORNIA Allan Hancock College American River College Azusa Pacific University Bakersfield College Biola University California Baptist University California Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo California State Polytechnic University - Pomona California State University - Bakersfield California State University - Channel Islands California State University - Chico California State University - Dominguez Hills California State University - Fresno California State University - Fullerton California State University - Long Beach California State University - Los Angeles California State University - Northridge California State University - Sacramento California State University - San Bernardino California State University - San Bernardino - Palm Desert California State University - San Marcos Carrington College Chapman University Citrus College City College of San Francisco Claremont McKenna College Clovis Community College - Fresno College of the Canyons College of the Redwoods College of the Sequoias Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College DeVry University - California Diablo Valley College El Camino College Evergreen Valley College Foothill College Glendale Community College Grossmont College

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Indian River Community College Pensacola State College Rollins College St Petersburg College - Gibbs Campus St Petersburg College - Tarpon Springs Stetson University The University of West Florida University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Miami University of North Florida University of South Florida Valencia College - East Campus Valencia College - Winter Park Campus GEORGIA Armstrong State University Chattahoochee Technical College Columbus State University Dalton State College Emory University Georgia College & State University Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Southern University Georgia State University Kennesaw State University Mercer University Morehouse College University of Georgia University of North Georgia - Dahlonega University of North Georgia - Gainesville University of West Georgia Valdosta State University HAWAII Hawaii Pacific University University of Hawaii at Hilo University of Hawaii at Manoa IDAHO Boise State University Brigham Young University - Idaho Lewis-Clark State College The College of Idaho ILLINOIS Augustana College Aurora University City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College College of DuPage College of Lake County Columbia College Chicago Concordia University - Chicago DePaul University Eastern Illinois University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Lake Forest College Lewis University Lincoln College Loyola University Chicago Monmouth College North Central College Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Rock Valley College Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southern Illinois University Edwardsville The John Marshall Law School University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Waubonsee Community College Western Illinois University William Rainey Harper College INDIANA Ball State University Butler University DePauw University Hanover College Indiana State University Indiana University - Bloomington Indiana University - Kokomo Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indiana University - South Bend Indiana University - Southeast Indiana Wesleyan University

Ivy Tech Community College - Ft Wayne Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend Manchester University Purdue University - Calumet Campus Purdue University - Main Campus University of Evansville University of Notre Dame University of Saint Francis - Ft Wayne University of Southern Indiana Wabash College IOWA Coe College Cornell College Dordt College Drake University Iowa State University Luther College Saint Ambrose University University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa KANSAS Benedictine College Johnson County Community College Kansas State University Pittsburg State University University of Kansas Wichita State University KENTUCKY Bellarmine University Berea College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Centre College Eastern Kentucky University Georgetown College Morehead State University Murray State University Northern Kentucky University Sullivan University Transylvania University University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Pikeville University of the Cumberlands Western Kentucky University LOUISIANA Louisiana Delta Community College - Main Campus Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans Southeastern Louisiana University Tulane University of Louisiana University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of New Orleans MAINE Bates College Colby College Husson University Saint Joseph's College of Maine University of Maine University of Maine at Augusta University of Maine at Farmington MARYLAND Anne Arundel Community College Bowie State University Frostburg State University Goucher College Hood College Howard Community College Johns Hopkins University Loyola College in Maryland McDaniel College Montgomery College Salisbury University St. Mary's College of Maryland The Community College of Baltimore County Towson University University of Maryland - Baltimore County University of Maryland - College Park Washington College MASSACHUSETTS Assumption College Becker College Bentley University Boston College Boston University Brandeis University


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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Elizabethtown College Gettysburg College Grove City College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Haverford College Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Lehigh University Lock Haven University Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Millersville University of Pennsylvania Misericordia University Montgomery County Community College Muhlenberg College Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona Reading Area Community College Robert Morris University Saint Joseph's University Saint Vincent College Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Temple University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus University of Scranton University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Ursinus College Villanova University West Chester University of Pennsylvania RHODE ISLAND Brown University Johnson & Wales University Providence College Roger Williams University University of Rhode Island SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston Southern University Citadel Military College of South Carolina Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston Furman University Greenville Technical College Trident Technical College University of South Carolina - Columbia University of South Carolina - Sumter Winthrop University Wofford College SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota School of Mines and Technology South Dakota State University University of South Dakota TENNESSEE Austin Peay State University Belmont University East Tennessee State University Lee University Lipscomb University Middle Tennessee State University Southern Adventist University Tennessee Technological University The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee - Martin The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Walters State Community College TEXAS Angelo State University Baylor University Houston Baptist University Houston Community College System Midwestern State University Saint Edward's University Sam Houston State University San Antonio College San Jacinto College - Central Campus South Texas College of Law Stephen F Austin State University Tarleton State University Tarrant County College District Texas A&M University Texas A&M University - Kingsville Texas Christian University Texas Southern University Texas State University - San Marcos Texas Tech University Texas Woman's University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at San Antonio The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Trinity University

University of Houston University of North Texas West Texas A&M University UTAH Brigham Young University Dixie State College of Utah George Wythe University Latter Day Saints Business College Salt Lake Community College Southern Utah University Utah State University Utah Valley University Weber State University VERMONT Castleton State College Middlebury College University of Vermont VIRGINIA Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Ferrum College George Mason University Hampden-Sydney College James Madison University John Tyler Community College Liberty University Marymount University Northern Virginia Community College Old Dominion University Radford University Roanoke College University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia - Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University WASHINGTON Bellevue College Central Washington University Clark College Eastern Washington University Gonzaga University Olympic College Pierce College at Puyallup Seattle University South Puget Sound Community College Spokane Community College The Evergreen State College University of Washington University of Washington - Bothell Campus University of Washington Tacoma Campus Washington State University Washington State University - Vancouver Western Washington University Whitworth University WEST VIRGINIA Bethany College Concord University Fairmont State University Marshall University Shepherd University West Liberty State College West Virginia State University West Virginia University West Virginia University at Parkersburg West Virginia Wesleyan College WISCONSIN Cardinal Stritch University Carthage College Concordia University - Wisconsin Fox Valley Technical College Madison Area Technical College - Truax Marquette University Milwaukee School of Engineering Ripon College University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire University of Wisconsin - Green Bay University of Wisconsin - La Crosse University of Wisconsin - Madison University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh University of Wisconsin - Parkside University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Wisconsin - River Falls University of Wisconsin - Superior University of Wisconsin - Whitewater WYOMING University of Wyoming

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YAL floods America's college campuses every year with hundreds of thousands of educational materials. YAL's 804 chapters spark the interests of young minds every day with books, issue-based palm cards, pocket Constitutions, free-market pamphlets, copies of Reason magazine, and much more.

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T h e Arkan sas T ech Unive rsity YA L cha pte r e arns me d ia at t en t i on for t h e ir fre e spe e ch activism on ca mpus.

A u bu r n YA L m e m be r s p u t the ir patr io tis m o n dis pl ay t o r e c r u it ne w m e m be r s.

Cal P oly-P omon a ma ke wave s on ca mpus with the ir free sp eech b all.

C a p ita l U niv e r s ity YA L m e m be r s dis p lay the ir s uppo r t f o r o nline p r ivacy.

YAL @ Clemson me e ts with stud e nt affa irs a d ministr ato r s t o di scu ss reforming campus spe e ch pol icie s.

YA L @ S U NY-C o r tla nd s p r e a d the ide a s o f libe r t y o n c a m p u s.

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YAL @ East ern Wa shington Unive rsity quizze s fe l l ow st u den t s on t h eir pol itical id e ol ogy.

YA L @ P u r du e ho s ts G ov. Ga ry J o hns o n.

YAL @ I t h aca i n trod uce s ne w me mbe rs to the id e as of li b ert y.

YA L @ Ku tz to wn ho s ts c o m e dia n Ka r ith F o s te r .

H u g e crow ds com e out to se e Gov. Ga ry J ohnson spe ak at t h e P u rdu e cha pte r’s e ve nt.

YA L @ R u tg e r s r e c r u its ne w m e m be r s at the s t ud en t invo lv e m e nt fa ir .

YAL @ U C-I rvi n e d raws atte ntion with the ir huge fre e sp eech B all.

YA L @ We s te r n M ichiga n g e ts ne w s ig n u p s at t h ei r r e cr u itm e nt fa ir .

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chapter leaders & their stories Vincent Manta, St. John’s University

L a s t J a nua ry I w a s a p p roa c h e d w i t h a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o re v i v e t h e YA L c h a pt e r at S t J o hn’s U ni v ers i ty. S i n c e b e c om i n g a YA L m e m b e r a n d C h a p t e r P re s i d e n t , m y passi on for l i berty ha s gro wn c o n s i d e r a b l y. A s i d e f ro m t h a t , i t h a s t a u g h t m e a l o t a b o u t be i n g a l ea der a nd ha s m a d e m e d o a l ot of s t u d y i n g s o I c a n b e s t re p re s e n t t h e v a l u e s an d i de as o f l i berty. YA L ha s h e l p e d m e m e e t m a n y l i k e - m i n d e d p e op l e a n d m a k e a l ot of fr i e n ds. I ha v e met peo pl e th rou g h YA L I p rob a b l y w o u l d n o t h a v e m e t o t h e r w i s e . A f t e r fi r st ge t t i n g thi ngs s ta rted o n c a m p u s , t h ro u g h re c r u i t m e n t d r i v e s , o u t re a c h w i t h f r i e n d s , a n d w ord of mo uth, o ur c ha pte r g row t h e x p l o d e d . We h a v e a l s o h os t e d e v e n t s l i k e t h e C a n We Take a J o k e? s c reeni ng. Ou r f a l l re c r u i t m e n t d r i v e w a s ou r m o s t s u c c e s s f u l e v e n t w i t h doze n s of s i gn ups . We ha d a l o t o f b u z z a ro u n d o u r t a b l e a n d i n t e re s t e d s t u d e n t s f l oc ke d ou r w ay. O ur c ha pter i s bo o m i n g ! ”

TJ Keegan, SUNY Cortland

I n l es s tha n a m o n t h , o u r n e w l y f o r m i n g c h a p t e r h os t e d f ou r s u c c e s s f u l e ve n t s. We ho s ted two deba te w a t c h p a r t i e s a n d s c re e n e d a d oc u m e n t a r y f i l m . T h i s c o m in g ye ar w e pl a n o n ta k i ng o v e r c a m p u s w i t h t h re e f re e s p e e c h b a l l s . A c t i v i s t t r a i n i n g s i n Wash i n gt on , D C a nd o ther c i ti e s h a v e a r m e d u s w i t h t h e s k i l l s n e c e s s a r y t o g ro w l i b e r t y o n campu s. Ou r YA L c ha pter i s a t th e f ron t l i n e s of p ol i t i c a l d e b a t e o n c a m p u s n ow, a n d w e h ave e ar n e d grea t m edi a c o v era g e f rom ou r e ff or t s . We l ook f o r w a rd t o c o n t i n u i n g o u r w or k!”

Taylor Anderson, Eastern Washington University

A t E a s ter n Wa s h i n g t on U n i v e r s i t y, ou r c h a p t e r ’s p re s e n c e a n d p o l i t i c a l re p u t at i on h ave gro wn. We c o l l a bo r a t e w i t h v a r i ou s d i ff e re n t g ro u p s o n c a m p u s t o f i n d c o m m on grou n d on i s s ues l i k e f ree s pe e c h , c r i m i n a l j u s t i c e re f o r m , v ot e r re g i s t r a t i o n , a n d e n d i n g t h e w ar on drugs . O ur c ha pte r i s b u i l t o n c o m m u n i t y a n d f r i e n d s h i p a n d w e c ou l d n ' t h a v e fou n d e ach o ther wi tho ut YA L . We a re a l l g r a t e f u l f o r t h e o p p o r t u n i t i e s , e d u c a t i on , a n d organ i zat i on tha t YA L ha s gi v en u s t o w or k w i t h on c a m p u s . ”

Victoria Blackmon, University of South Alabama 2017

Fo r YA L m embe r s a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f S ou t h A l a b a m a , 2 0 1 6 h a s b e e n a y e a r of grow t h a nd ex pa ns i o n. O u r c h a p t e r h a s t u r n e d m e m b e r s i n t o f r i e n d s , w h i l e p u t t i n g i de as i n t o a c ti o n. Ma ny o f o u r m e m b e r s h a v e e a g e r l y a c c e p t e d o p p o r t u n i t i e s t o g e t i n v ol ve d t h i s y ea r. To gether we h a v e c h a l l e n g e d f re e s p e e c h c od e s , g a i n e d n a t i o n a l m e d i a at t e n t i on for s ta ndi ng up f o r Con s t i t u t i o n a l r i g h t s , p a r t i c i p a t e d i n c a m p u s c l e a n u p s , a n d more . A c o upl e members ev e n w e re a b l e t o a t t e n d t h e 2 0 1 6 YA L N a t i o n a l C on v e n t i on an d e xpl ore Wa s hi ngto n, D C! Ou r c h a p t e r h a d a n o u t s t a n d i n g y e a r p ro m o t i n g f re e d o m a n d t h e re 's mo re pl a nned f o r t h e f u t u re t h a n k s t o t h e c o m m i t m e n t o f o u r d e d i c a t e d y ou n g l e ade r s.”

Tamara Stainton, St. Petersburg College

A t St. Peters bu rg C o l l e g e - G i b b s C a m p u s w e h a d a g re a t t i m e p ro m o t i n g l i be r t y t h i s y ea r! We pa rti c i pa t e d i n s e v e r a l n a t i o n a l a c t i v i s m e v e n t s a n d e v e n p u t on o u r ow n "l i be r t y f a i r" s ho wc a s i ng m a n y l i b e r t y - m i n d e d i d e a s s u c h a s f re e s p e e c h , t h e r i g h t t o se l f- de fe n se , a nd endi ng the wa r o n d r u g s . S i n c e t h e s t a r t o f o u r c h a p t e r, w e h a v e c on t i n u ed t o grow on c a mpus . We l o o k fo r w a rd t o c on t i n u i n g re p re s e n t i n g YA L on c a m p u s a n d b r i n gi n g ot h e r s i nto the mo v em ent f o r y e a r s t o c o m e . ”

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chapter leaders & their stories Jason Stewart, University of Delaware

I lov e YAL be c aus e i t's a l l o wed me to f eel f ul f i l l e d on c a m p u s b y t a k i n g a p a r t i n a necessary c han ge o f c a m pus c ul ture. So m e o f m y f a v or i t e e v e n t s a re a l w a y s t h e f re e sp ee c h one s be c aus e they dra w i n s o ma ny new p e o p l e . M y c h a p t e r h a s a l s o h a d a v e r y succe ssf ul e v en t pro tes ti ng the N SA a nd thei r enc roa c h m e n t on o u r r i g h t t o p r i v a c y. T h a t op ene d a lot of ey e s o n c a m pus . We’re l o o k i ng f o r w a rd t o m ore a c t i v i s m t h i s y e a r ! ”

Isaac Edikauskas, Michigan State University

I h elped start a c ha pter a t Mi c hi ga n Sta te U ni v e r s i t y l a s t y e a r a n d s o m u c h h a s c h a n g e d since th en . We f ac e d a l ea ders hi p tra ns i ti o n but I w a s p re p a re d t o f a c e t h e c h a l l e n g e s aft er h av ing atten de d the 2016 YA L N a ti o na l Co n v e n t i o n . T h a t c o n v e n t i o n c h a n g e d m y l i f e . We re c eiv e d the be s t a c ti v i s m tra i ni ng o ne c o ul d w i s h f or, a n d g o t t o h e a r R o n P a u l a n d Just i n Amash talk abo ut l i berty. O nc e ba c k o n c a m p u s w e w e re w e l l p re p a re d a n d mot ivate d. Our c ha pter s ta rted o ut s tro ng wi th a f re e s p e e c h b a l l a t o u r s t u d e n t f a i r a n d i t g enerated great att enti o n. Si nc e then, we ho s ted a d oc u m e n t a r y s c re e n i n g , a “ C r i m i n a l s for Gu n-F re e Z on es ” ev ent to m o c k c a m pus po l i c i e s , a n d m u c h m o re . We a re c u r re n t l y p lann ing more ac tivi s m ev ents f o r the nex t y ea r, a n d a re e x c i t e d t o c o n t i n u e o u r w or k a t M ichigan S tate!”

Kaitlynn Skoog, Montana State University

YAL h as giv e n lib erty - m i nded peo pl e a m uc h n e e d e d v o i c e o n c a m p u s e s a c ros s t h e country. YAL h as pla y ed a l a rge ro l e i n m y l i f e a s a c o l l e g e s t u d e n t b y g i v i n g m e t h e a b i l i t y t o mee t n ew people , ta k e o n l ea ders hi p ro l es , f i n d p os i t i o n s a f t e r s c h o o l , a n d s e r v e s a s a n out let to v oic e my i dea s a nd c o nc er ns a bo ut the w a y t h e c o u n t r y i s h e a d e d . ”

Trey LaRocca, Riverside Community College

My ex perien c e w i th YA L ha s been pheno m ena l . I c h o s e t o s t a r t a c h a p t e r a t t h e b eg inn ing of the sum mer, a nd i t ha s been a ma j o r g ro w i n g e x p e r i e n c e e v e r s i n c e . I b e c a m e a St ate Chair, an d it ha s i ns pi red m e to get ev en m ore i n v o l v e d i n t h e l i b e r t y m ov e m e n t . T he 2 01 6 YAL Nationa l Co nv enti o n l i t a ma j o r f i re i n m e a s a n a c t i v i s t . S i n c e t h e s e m e s t e r st ar ted, my c h apter m a de a s c ene o n c a mpus wi th ou r f i r s t m e e t i n g s w h i c h w e re f o c u s e d on ope n debate . We go t a bo ut 100 s i gn ups , res u l t i n g i n a s ol i d b a s e of m e m b e r s . I' m excited as we c ontinue  a nd prepa re f o r m o re a c ti v i s m e v e n t s t h i s y e a r. ”

Chris Kalbell, Kutztown University

Be side s aff ir min g my po l i ti c a l v i ews , m y ti me i n YA L h e l p e d g u i d e m e i n m y p ost - u ndergrad c areer pa th. A f ter l ea r ni ng a bo ut a l ot of t h e p rob l e m s ou r p o l i t i c a l s y s t e m has I k ne w th at I wa nted m y c a reer pa th to ha v e s om e t h i n g t o d o w i t h c h a n g i n g or f i x i n g t hese problems in o ur c o untry. I ha d been f l i rti ng w i t h t h e i d e a of l a w s c h o o l a t t h e t i m e . A ft er c omin g to the rea l i z a ti o n tha t the o nl y wa y t o m a k e a c h a n g e t o t h e ov e r b e a r i n g p ower ou r gov e r n ment ha s o v er ev ery a s pec t o f A m e r i c a n l i f e w a s t o b e c o m e a p ow e r f u l and in f lue ntial pe rs o n, I dec i ded tha t go i ng to l a w s c h ool w a s t h e r i g h t s t a r t o n t h a t p a t h . Law sc h ool wou ld n o t o nl y a l l o w me to l ea r n the e x t re m e c o m p l e x i t i e s o f A m e r i c a n l a w b u t how to u se that k no wl edge to c ha nge thi ngs a nd b r i n g l i b e r t y b a c k t o t h e c ou n t r y. A lt ho ugh I am on ly ha l f wa y thro ugh my f i rs t y ea r of l a w s c h o o l a n d h a v e n ot c h a n g e d anyt hin g y e t, I c an tha nk YA L f o r i nf l uenc i ng me t o t a k e a h u g e r i s k i n m y l i f e b y a p p l y i n g and atte nding law s c ho o l . ”

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YAL hosts campus debut YAL hosts worldwide debut of Can We Take A Joke documentary film The film starred the following comedians...

Gilbert Gottfried Lisa Lampanelli

Karith Foster

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" U niv e r s itie s s ho u ld no t o n ly h av e p o lic ie s that e ns u r e the F i r s t A m e ndm e nt r ig hts o f th ei r fac ult y a nd s tu de nts, bu t the y s h o ul d al s o e nc o u r ag e a cu ltu r e o f o pen d eb at e a nd dia lo g u e "

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YA L @ I n di an a U n i versity- Southe ast c e leb rat es aft er t h eir Can We Ta ke A Joke? docu men tary fil m s c reen i n g.

Me mbe r s o f the Ku tz to wn Unive r s ity cha p te r g iv e a “ thu m bs up” t o f r e e s p e e c h o n ca m p u s.

Ithaca C o lle g e ho s ts co m ed i an K a r ith F o s te r f o r the ir s c r een i n g o f the Ca n We Ta k e A J o k e? do cu m e nta ry f ilm .

S t uden t s at t h e U n i ve rsity of Iowa e x press ju st h ow h appy the y a re a b o u t free sp eech on campus.

Micha e l Ag u ila r o f the U niv e r s ity of Ne w M e x ic o g e a r s u p f o r his campu s’ s c r e e ning o f C a n We Ta k e A J oke ?

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Antonia Okafor| Creative Writer, Independent Journal Review | University of Dallas YAL Role(s): Chapter President Yo ung A meri c a ns f o r L i be r t y i s t h e re a s o n w h y I d e c i d e d t o j oi n t h e l i b e r t y m o v e m e n t . I n 2 0 1 5 , I wa s a gra dua te s tudent w h o k n e w t h a t m y v i e w s c o r re l a t e d l e s s w i t h on e s p e c i f i c par t y bu t m o re wi th a c o l l ec ti v e f o r m of i d e a s . T h e s e i d e a s re p re s e n t e d m y b e l i e f t h a t l e s s g ove r n me n t m ea nt m o re f reedo m a nd m o re op p or t u n i t y f o r m e t o p rog re s s a s a n i n d i v i d u a l . YA L h e l pe d me to dev el o p no t o nl y the i n t e l l e c t u a l k n o w l e d g e o f w h a t i t t r u l y m e a n s t o l o v e l i b e r t y, bu t i t al so c o nnec ted m e to peo pl e, g rou p s a n d t h i n k t a n k s t h a t h a v e b e e n i n t e g r a l i n m y s u c c e ss t oday. I n the s ho rt y ea r s i nc e be c om i n g a YA L m e m b e r, I h a v e w or k e d on t h e R a n d P a u l f or P re si de n t c a m pa i gn, ta k en a l ea der s h i p rol e i n t h e f i g h t f o r c a m p u s c a r r y, s t a r re d i n a n N R A c omme rci al hi ghl i ghti ng my pa s s i o n f o r i n d e p e n d e n t t h i n k i n g , a n d a m n o w e m b a r k i n g i n t h e w o rl d of j o ur na l i s m where I wi l l hi g h l i g h t i s s u e s i m p o r t a n t t o m y p e e r s , m y g e n e r a t i on , a n d my qu e st t o m a k e l i berty po pul a r. I a m a l s o c o n t i n u i n g m y p a s s i on t o s p re a d l i b e r t y p r i n c i p l e s a n d e mpow e r wo m en i n m y ro l e a s a l ea d e r w i t h i n t h e L a d i e s o f L i b e r t y c h a p t e r i n D a l l a s .

Christopher Harelson | Field Director, Americans for Prosperity | Latter Day Saints Business College YAL Role(s): Utah State Chair, Chapter President Tha nk s to m y i nv o l v em ent w i t h You n g A m e r i c a n s f or L i b e r t y I h a v e b e e n a b l e t o s e r ve as C h i e f o f Sta ff to a 23 y ea r s ta te s e n a t or, w or k e d on m u l t i p l e i s s u e - b a s e d a n d e l e c t or a l c a m pai gn s, a nd rec rui ted new l i berta r i a n l e a d e r s t o t h e m ov e m e n t . T h e s e i n d i v i d u a l s w i l l o n e d a y make grea t s tri des to a dv a nc e i n d i v i d u a l l i b e r t y i n t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s a n d t h rou g h ou t t h e wor l d. Yo ung A m eri c a ns f o r L i be r t y i s l e a d i n g t h e c h a rg e i n d e v e l op i n g A m e r i c a ’s n e x t g e n e r at i on of l i berty l ea ders .

Matt Arbos | Development and Research Assistant, Cato Institute | University of Central Florida YAL Role(s): Chapter President YA L pro v i ded me wi th the o p p o r t u n i t y t o b e c om e a l e a d e r. I s t a r t e d ou t j u s t a s a m e mbe r an d qui c k l y bec a me a c ha pter l e a d e r. I l e a r n e d v a l u a b l e s k i l l s w h i l e d oi n g w o r k w i t h YA L. I l e ar n e d a bo ut ti me ma na gement, org a n i z a t i on , a n d c o m m u n i c a t i on . N o w, I a m a b l e t o p u t t hose l ea ders hi p s k i l l s i nto a c ti o n i n m y c u r re n t p os i t i o n . YA L p u t m e on t h e r i g h t p a t h f o r a l i fe l on g c a reer i n the l i berty m o v e m e n t .

Austin Pickrell | Digital Manager, Atlas Network | New Mexico State University YAL Role(s): New Mexico State Chair, Chapter President B ef o re I wa s i ntro duc ed t o YA L , I w a s a g r a p h i c d e s i g n s t u d e n t w i t h n o i d e a w h e re t o go i n l i fe . To da y ? I n l a rge pa rt tha nk s t o YA L , I h a v e m y d e g re e i n Ec o n om i c s , w or k f u l l t i m e i n t h e l i be r t y mo v em ent, ha v e a s o l i d ca re e r p a t h , a n d a c h a n c e t o s p re a d t h e i d e a s o f f re e d o m t o h u n dre ds o f c o untri es a c ro s s the gl o b e . M y t i m e w i t h YA L t a u g h t m e s o m u c h m o re t h a n j u s t pol i t i cal theo ry o r Ha y ek quo tes , i t t a u g h t m e l e a d e r s h i p s k i l l s t h rou g h i t ’s s t a t e c h a i r p rog r a m an d c ha pter l ea ders hi p ro l es . YA L a l s o i n t rod u c e d m e t o a n e t w or k o f l i k e - m i n d e d p e o p l e w h o h ave bec o m e my c l o s es t f ri end s , h e l p e d m e d e v e l o p a n d p re p a re t o b e a y ou n g p ro f e s s i on al i n D . C. , a nd pl a y ed a n i ns tru m e n t a l rol e i n s h a p i n g t h e c ou r s e o f m y e n t i re f u t u re .

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YAL's young leaders go on to pursue careers in public service, law, journalism, policy, campaigns, the private sector, and much more.

Haley Sinclair | Resolution Associate, Exact Sciences Laboratories | University of Wisconsin-Madison YAL Role(s): Chapter member I fir st got in v olv e d wit h Yo ung A meri c a ns f o r L i berty i n 2 0 1 2 a f t e r s e e i n g R o n P a u l s p e a k a t t h e Univer s ity of W isc onsi n- Ma di s o n. I s erv ed a s the c h a p t e r ' s C om m u n i c a t i o n s a n d Ev e n t s D irect or, and he lpe d orga ni z e num ero us ev ents a nd c on f e re n c e s f e a t u r i n g s p e a k e r s l i k e J e ff re y Tucker and Tom Woods . Tha nk s to the huge netwo r k I w a s a b l e t o b u i l d t h ro u g h YA L , I l a n d e d a job in video produc tio n a t L ea r n L i berty wi th the I n s t i t u t e f or H u m a n e S t u d i e s u p on g r ad ua tion . Although I ha v e s i nc e m o v ed to the pri v a t e s e c t or, m y t i m e w i t h YA L h a s g uar ante ed I 'll be a li berty wa rri o r f o r l i f e.

Justin Greiss | State Field Director, Rand Paul for U.S. Senate 2016 | Elizabethtown College YAL Role(s): Southeast Regional Director, Pennsylvania State Chair, Chapter President I b eg an my YAL c hapter i n the Fa l l 2013 s em es ter. Af t e r a s u c c e s s f u l s c h o o l y e a r I w a s o ff e re d a p osit i on as Pe nn sy lv a ni a Sta te Cha i r, a nd s ta rted t e n n e w PA c h a p t e r s i n t h e F a l l 2 0 1 4 semester. Af te r gradua ti ng i n J a nua ry 2015, I i m med i a t e l y b e g a n w or k i n g f or t h e org a n i z a t i on t hat alre ady h ad giv en m e s o muc h. A s So uthea s t R e g i on a l D i re c t or f or YA L , I ov e r s a w 1 0 0 + chap t ers in nin e state s f a c i l i ta ti ng two regi o na l c o n f e re n c e s w i t h 2 0 0 a t t e n d e e s e a c h . I cont inue to use th e e duc a ti o n a nd f o unda ti o n i n gra s s ro o t s org a n i z i n g YA L i n s t i l l e d i n m e t o fur t her the mov emen t a nd the i dea s we bel i ev e i n.

Zuri Davis| Meida Writer, Rare.us | Florida Atlantic University YAL role(s): Chapter Officer Young Americ ans f or L i berty hel ped me ga i n a bette r, m o re p r i n c i p l e d p h i l os o p h y a f t e r sp end ing a lif e time on the f a r ri ght. My c ha pter wa s w on d e r f u l a t m e s s a g i n g , c h o o s i n g t o f o c u s on t he ide as we h ad in c o m mo n bef o re i ntro duc i ng m e t o ot h e r l i b e r t y i d e a s . M y c h a p t e r w a s also a gre at prof essiona l res o urc e, a nd po i nted m e i n t h e d i re c t i on o f t h e i n t e r n s h i p t h a t event ually allowed me to mo v e a nd s ta y per ma nent l y i n Wa s h i n g t on , D C .

Michael Listmeier | Financial Adviser, Waddell & Reed | Kutztown University YAL Role(s): Chapter Officer YAL really open ed my ey es to po l i ti c s . The o rga ni z a t i o n n o t o n l y s h o w e d m e h ow a l a r m i n g l y d ivid ed the two main po l i ti c a l pa rti es ha v e bec o me , b u t t h a t t h e re i s a t h i rd o p t i o n . I g o t involve d in th e le ade rs hi p o f the YA L c ha pter a t m y s c h ool i n i t s i n f a n c y a n d h a v e n e v e r l ook e d b ack. Not on ly was it rewa rdi ng, but i t wa s a l s o go o d f o r b u i l d i n g l e a d e r s h i p s k i l l s .   M u l t i p l e financia l f ir ms I in te rvi ewed wi th i nqui red a bo ut the o rg a n i z a t i o n . I a m c on v i n c e d YA L st reng the ne d my mark eta bi l i ty duri ng my j o b s ea rc h a n d m a d e m e a b e t t e r, m ore w e l l - ro u n d e d ind ivid ual.

KaLeigh Long | Executive Director, Conservative Leadership PAC | University of Northern Iowa YAL role(s): Chapter Officer Young Americ ans f or Li berty gro unded me i n the pr i n c i p l e s o f a c on s t i t u t i o n a l l y l i m i t e d g over nme nt and gav e me a phi l o s o phi c a l ba c k bo ne . YA L a l s o c o n n e c t e d m e w i t h a n a t i o n - w i d e net w or k of f ellow libe rty a c ti v i s ts tha t I s ti l l wo rk wi t h t od a y. If i t w a s n ' t f or YA L , I w o u l d l a c k t he resourc es an d materi a l s nec es s a ry to s prea d l i be r t y on m y c o l l e g e c a m p u s . In a d d i t i on t o t hese ben ef its, th e YA L N a ti o na l Co nv enti o n hi ghl i g h t e d m y e x p e r i e n c e a s a YA L m e m b e r. A t YA LC ON, I f u rthe r le ar ned f ro m my hero es i n the mov e m e n t s u c h a s D r. Ron P a u l a n d J u d g e Nap olitano. I wou ld n o t be where I a m to da y wi tho u t t h e t r a i n i n g , l e a d e r s h i p e x p e r i e n c e , a n d connec tion s I gain ed f ro m YA L .

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YAL Endorsements "Young Americans for Liberty does critical work for our cause. Thanks to YAL, young people across the country rally around the ideas of liberty and understand what it takes to win. Their work with college students is unparalleled and will bring the principles of liberty into the mainstream." – Dr. Ron Paul

“As frustrating as 2016 has been, it has also been a transitional year in American politics. What comes next will be vitally important. For nearly a decade, Young Americans for Liberty has been helping to mold the next generation of libertarian and conservative leaders, becoming the largest center-right political youth organization in the U.S. today. The future looks bright thanks to YAL. I'm excited!" – Jack Hunter, Politics Editor, Rare.us

"I spoke at the 2016 YAL National Convention and the student leaders in the room gave me hope for the future of America. They endorse open dialogue and debate and stand fir m to defend free speech." – Karith Foster, Comedian

"Thanks to YAL, the spirit of liberty is alive and well among our young people. I am incredibly excited about the future, and cannot wait to see all the great things that this generation of liberty-minded leaders will accomplish!" – Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, Professional WWE Wrestler, Co-founder of Tennessee Liberty Alliance

"Young Americans for Liberty are doing tremendous work to find, train, and empower libertarian students on campus. As one who has labored for many years to build the libertarian movement on campus, I greatly appreciate YAL's efforts and accomplishments, and I look forward to even greater success from them ." – James Lark, Professor, University of Virginia

"Young Americans for Liberty is doing a fantastic job in being the principled opposition to left and right for ms of authoritarianism on campus and public life. And it's not just an opposition: students who come to YAL events leave with a bright vision of a future of freedom." – Jeffrey Tucker, Founder of Liberty.Me

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"Young Americans for Liberty is one of the best organizations in the liberty movement. They have taught me how to become a more effective activist for liberty." – Julie Borowski, Political Commentator

"Young Americans for Liberty is the most important youth organization in the country. They are our best chance at winning the hearts and minds of the next generation." – Senator Rand Paul

"Young Americans for Liberty, bor n out of Ron Paul's presidential campaigns, does vitally important work. YAL is on the front lines at universities across America, fighting against collectivist indoctrination and PC intimidation. It's the most uncompromising and principled student organization in the country." – Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute

“Among the ranks of Young Americans for Liberty today are men and women who will make history tomorrow. They will be in the vanguard to restore a free and civil society that is united by personal character and a gover nment limited to protecting peace and freedom.” – Larry Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education

“Rescuing our future requires ar ming young people with the ideas they will need to c lean up the messes we Baby Boomers left them. Young Americans for Liberty is best equipped for the job.” – Bill Frezza, Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Host of RealClear Radio Hour

“Young Americans for Liberty is mobilizing the next generation to support sentencing and criminal justice refor m. They’re taking their name literally and helping people understand that we’re not free when we have too many of the wrong people in prison for too long.” – Molly Gill, Government Affairs Counsel, Families Against Mandatory MInimums (FAMM)

"Young Americans for Liberty is the premiere youth organization when it comes to the fight for our liberties. W ith over 800 chapters across the United States, they educate hundreds of thousands of students on the principles of freedom. They are our best hope at creating a generation that respects the Constitution and Bill of Rights." – Congressman Thomas Massie

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T o a l l YA L c h a p t e r s , m e m b e r s , a c t i v i s t s , l e a d e r s , a n d s u p p o r t e r s , t h a n k y o u f o r m a k i n g YA L t h e l a r g e s t a n d f a s t e s t- g r o w i n g l i b e r ta r i a n a n d c o n s e r v at i v e y o u t h o r g a n i z at i o n i n t h e c o u n t r y. T h e r e s u lt s y o u s e e t o d ay w i l l b r i n g a b o u t a f r e e r c o u n t r y t o m o r r o w.


YAL 2016 EOY Report