YAL in Action

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

Tag: FIRE
  • How to secure free speech on your campus in 6 steps

    The topic of free speech on college campuses has become an incredibly heated issue, thus I believe it is our duty as liberty lovers to defend our rights to free speech. Luckily, Young Americans for Liberty, Students For Liberty, FIRE and many more great organizations provide excellent resources to aid student groups in their fight …

  • The Fight For Free Speech: University of Akron

    On Sunday, August 30, Anthony Palumbo, President of the University of Akron’s YAL chapter, was simply recruiting new members on campus by holding signs and handing out copies of the US Constitution when an university employee told him he was in violation of the University of Akron’s policies and would be arrested for trespassing if he did …

  • YAL member wins lawsuit with University of Hawaii-Hilo

    In May of 2014, two students at the University of Hawaii-Hilo sued their school and won. Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone were both representing their Young Americans for Liberty chapter when they were inspired to stand up for their First Amendment rights and resist their university’s restrictive free speech policies. During a school-sponsored, student organization …

  • Free Speech Zones on campus mute student rights

    The average student at University of Houston has probably seen a man standing between M.D. Anderson Library and Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall holding a sign with a list of sins saying if students do not change some of their behaviors, hell awaits them. The area where he stands is known as Butler Plaza, one of …

  • The Founding Fathers visit Citrus College to fight free speech zones

    This year at Citrus College, we teamed up with the Leadership Institute to host our first Civil Liberties Grave Yard! Two of us dressed up as “zombie founding fathers,” Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin, and proceeded to ask students for directions. You see, after decades of rolling in our graves, we got fed up and …

  • FIRE at Texas A&M

    Howdy from Texas A&M! Coming out of a strong recruitment season with significant chapter growth, we sought to increase the scope and notoriety of our chapter to further advance the cause of liberty on our campus. One of the first methods was to provide a way for students to learn more about their First Amendment …

  • UW-Madison: Free Speech on Campus featuring FIRE’s Sean Clark

    UW-Madison YAL hosted Sean Clark from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for a lecture/discussion on why true free speech on college campuses is so important and how to combat restrictive speech codes. Drawing from his experience at Penn State, Sean discussed how universities sometimes work to get rid of certain organizations or viewpoints …

  • Free Speech Week at Stetson

    The Stetson University Young Americans for Liberty chapter noticed the trampling of speech rights by governments and decided to facilitate a free speech week to raise awareness of the issue and promote free expression.  We began on February 18th with a screening of the documentary Pussy vs. Putin, which examined the censorship of free expression in …

  • Free Speech Brings in the Masses at Marshall University

    The spring semester at Marshall University started off with huge success for our Young Americans for Liberty chapter. The first few weeks our chapter spent a lot of time and resources tabling for the recruitment drive. Using some of the amazing resources that YAL provided us we had a great deal of participation in the …

  • Not So Free Speech

    Every year on September 17th, we celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution being signed. This important day when we celebrate the enumeration of our rights would seem to be a day that none would question copies of the very document celebrated being passed out. That assumption would be incorrect, though, as college across the …