Our vision is to build a bench of 250 liberty legislators by the end of 2022 at the state level who will advance a libertarian philosophy, ascend to higher office, and reclaim the direction of our government.
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the most active and effective libertarian youth organization advancing liberty on campus and in American electoral politics. Our four-step mission is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists to make liberty win.
1) Identify Youth Leaders through YAL’s Grassroots Field Program
Achieving our mission begins by building the youth army for liberty. By organizing YAL chapters on campus, we are able to identify youth activists who are open to the ideas of liberty.
2) Educate through On-Campus Activism Events
We then help these chapters grow and educate their members in the philosophy of liberty. YAL provides educational resources to students on campus and organizes major events where members can come learn from experts on libertarian philosophy.
3) Train YAL Members in How to Make Liberty Win
At YAL’s major training events, activists learn everything they need to know in order to effectively advance the ideas of liberty including:
- How to grow their chapters on campus
- How to be effective communicators and organizers for liberty
- How to run effective campaigns and get out the vote
- How to win as a liberty candidate running for public office
4) Mobilize through Operation Win at the Door
Through Operation Win at the Door, YAL identifies and endorses principled and viable candidates who are running for state legislative seats. Once we endorse a candidate, we mobilize teams of our youth activists to flood an electoral district and make three door knocking passes to help tip the scales in favor of the liberty candidate.
In 2018, our youth activists knocked on over 1 million doors, electing 37 liberty legislators in state legislatures across the country.
Getting liberty candidates elected is not valuable unless these leaders can remain principled under pressure and be effective at passing liberty legislation once elected. To that end, YAL has created the Hazlitt Policy Center.
The center exists to unify its members, to hold these leaders accountable, and to provide training and resources that make these champions more effective in their state legislatures and more apt to ascend to higher office.
Support YAL’s Work to Restore Liberty
At YAL, we are dedicated to making liberty win, and we will not stop until our goals are met, but this will not be possible without your help.
Thank you in advance for your investment in YAL.