YAL in Action

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

Tag: Fall 2016
  • Cayuga Community College Review

    The Cayuga Community College chapter of Young Americans for Liberty has been up to some very interesting things in the past few months. Not only has their chapter become one of the top clubs on campus but the members have been tabling almost everyday and gathering more and more members for their chapter. Chapter President …

  • Oakland University Students Embrace Free Speech: Writing on the Candidates

    On Wednesday, January 25, the YAL chapter at Oakland University hosted our first event of the semester with a gutsy free speech event. We had two cardboard cutouts–one of Donald Trump and one of Hillary Clinton–for students to write on, either words of protest or words of support. The result was nothing less than spectacular! …

  • American University YAL Closes Semester with South Park

    On December 6th, American University‘s YAL Chapter ended the semester by watching South Park. Club members enjoyed hit episodes “Margaritaville” and “Medicinal Fried Chicken” while munching on pizza provided by Americans for Prosperity. Chapter President Andrew Magloughlin and other club leaders wanted to reward dedicated members with a light and humorous social. Magloughlin summed up …

  • Semester at SHU

    Over the course of the last semester, our primary focus at Seton Hall has been on getting the University to re-recognize us. Our registration had previously been recognized, but that recognition had ceased. Our goal was to get the university to recognize us as a club so that we may hold events in the future. …

  • New Years Recap and Resolutions.

    Here at Southern Adventist University this semester we had fun and accomplished a lot. We managed to start the chapter, hand out Constitutions to over 25% of the student body, raise funds through various activities, and establish a presence on campus. One of our favorite events was our “Pie the Candidate” event in which students …

  • Guerilla Activism at Walters State

    This was the inaugural semester of our chapter at Walters State Community College. After the decision was made to start the chapter, a core group of liberty minded people came together who are passionate about spreading the message of free markets and personal liberty on our campus. Our primary activity this semester was gathering the …

  • Appalachian State University – Fall of 2016 Update

    Greetings from Appalachian State in Boone, North Carolina. The Appalachian State Young Americans for Liberty Chapter chose to stand up for free speech on our campus this semester. We are hoping to officially take down these unconstitutional restrictions in the Spring. Our university, like many others across the country, has implemented “safe spaces” across 99.7% …

  • Your Life, Your Right: Front Range Community College

    Rather than doing one specific event, we did the ‘Your Life, Your Right’ event over the last week. I prepared a lesson for the handful of students who showed up to our second meeting this past Wednesday about how ineffective weapons bans have shown to be throughout history, according to the data. We also discussed …

  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Fights for Free Speech

    First amendment rights on campus have been restricted for many years, despite the fact that state and national court rulings have time and time again proven that free-speech zones and similar practices are unconstitutional. Some campuses are stricter than others, and according to the organization FIRE, UW-Green Bay was considered a “red light” campus until …

  • Massive Turnout and Meeting Success at UMD College Park!

    Last Wednesday and Thursday, September 14th and 15th, our YAL chapter was given the amazing opportunity to recruit new members. Our “first look fair” activism ended up being a resounding success, with 392 signups and over 60 attendees to our follow-up meeting! Our strategy was fairly simple: unlimited enthusiasm. We approached people, asked them if …