YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Colorado
  • Recruiting for a New YAL Chapter at FRCC

    Last week, a “boots on the ground” representative from The Leadership Institute, David Scarpelli, and myself decided to do some recruiting for a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter in the process of foundation at Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Westminster, Colorado. This is the largest FRCC campus, and on it there is a lot …

  • Constitution Week Report

    The Colorado State University YAL Chapter celebrated Constitution Day by hosting a Free Speech Wall on our campus plaza.  First, we had to make the Free Speech Wall.  Using the activism grant from YAL National, we went to Home Depot and bought the necessary supplies.  The key component that really sets our Free Speech Wall …

  • Colorado YAL Conference

    Colorado Young Americans for Liberty ended the school year strong with their  “Front Range of Freedom” Conference, which brought together 85 YAL members and allies for a day of learning and training. The nine-hour event featured  a series of speakers on diverse topics, ranging from Justin Longo’s discussion of the philosophical basis of liberty to …

  • Free Minds Film Festival Is Looking for Submissions

    Film is a dynamic media for spreading the ideas of liberty, whether it is through an educational documentary or an uplifting story of an individual’s struggle against the state, films can reach new audiences both intellectually and emotionally. The Free Minds Film Festival was founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado with the mission to “[use] the art of …

  • UCCS Recruitment Drive

    Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs has been hard at work.  Starting out for the first time as a registered club on our campus at the club fair in August 2011, we found 55 people who scored libertarian on the worlds smallest poltical quiz that opted to sign up for our …

  • Attn. Colorado Activists!

    If you live in Colorado, take a look at CO Tax Reforms, a website dedicated to three Colorado tax reform propositions soon coming up for a vote.  The site contains all you need to know to make an informed “YES” vote on these three propositions to make the CO tax system more fair and less …

  • ACLU Tackling Wrongful Police Arrests

    The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on the government of Colorado on the issue of mistaken arrests.  CNN reports: Three police cars pulled into Christina FourHorn’s front yard one afternoon just before she was supposed to pick up her daughter at school. The officers had a warrant for her arrest. “What do you mean robbery?” …

  • “Welcome To Obamaville: Colorado’s Fastest Growing Community” Reads Homeless Camp Sign

    This story broke in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where residents found this controversial sign at a homeless camp. Colorado’s station KRDO was first to break the story, and now the station has made a “public appeal for information” on who the originator was. Though Spencer Swann of Colorado Canyon Signs admits to the contruction of the …

  • Spending Limits Compared to a “Flat Earth”

    I don’t often comment on stories coming out of my own state, but when my State Senator suggests that to believe in spending limits is to believe in a “flat earth” I must draw attention to this ridiculous accusation. Colorado has recently experienced some budget constraints due to the struggling economy, and the Democratic leadership …

  • Gun Sales Spike for Colorado in 2008

    With the passing of 2008 the state of Colorado saw a big spike in the sales of firearms. It appears this is the direct result of the election of Barack Obama. The Rocky Mountain News reports: Gun sales reached record levels in Colorado in 2008, a spike many attributed to fears that Barack Obama’s election …