On the first day of school I didn’t have any work or school so I decided to take the whole day to recruit for Young Americans for Liberty. While I was driving to the campus in the middle of my commute I saw a large black cloud in the sky. After I dropped off all of the supplies to some of my fellow YAL members it started pouring down rain. Needless to say I looked like a drowned rat once I got back to the student center to start off the recruitment drive. I started off introducing the members that never met each other and I started sharing my experience that I had at YALCON during the summer. I share the pointers and lessons that Ty Hicks and others gave us during the week long convention. Since it was raining we decided to say inside of the student center and talk to the students trapped inside trying to stay dry. We also broke up and went to different lines forming at the fast food and began getting sign ups from the people waiting in line. We pitched ourselves as a different kind of political organization on campus. One of the lines I used was, “What organization do you know that marched with Black Lives Matters and also works closely with the College Republicans?” We are a different organization that is inclusive.
We had 6 members from our chapter come out and decided to clip board on the first day of school. That day I discovered that I wasn’t as good as some of my other members at promoting the message of liberty and getting sign ups. One of our members that really stood out was Crimson Jordan. He was a powerhouse as filling up our signup sheets. Throughout the day our members took lunch breaks and I had to go to through some training so we could get recognized by the university. I was sitting down and talking with Crimson about YAL and his tactics for getting sign ups. I asked him if he was going to end up getting something to eat but he said that he didn’t have any money so he couldn’t buy any food. I had five buck in my wallet so I decided to give it to him. He didn’t want to take my money but I insisted. I usually don’t carry cash on me and I had that five dollar bill in my wallet for the last two weeks. I wasn’t going to use it and I wanted to show Crimson that I really appreciated the work he was doing and how great he was at getting people to sign up. This was something that Ty Hicks spoke about at YALCON. Doing little things like taking members out to dinner or for drinks will show your members that you care and how much you appreciate up. This was something that Ty Hicks spoke about at YALCON. Doing little things like taking members out to dinner or for drinks will show your members that you care and how much you appreciate them.Published in