YAL in Action

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

Tag: New York
  • 10 Feet of Free Speech at UAlbany

    On October 5th, 2017, with a 10 foot tall beach ball and a passion for liberty, YAL took UAlbany by storm. We spent most of the day chatting with students, spreading the message of liberty, and keeping the ball on the ground. The students responded extremely well and excitedly covered the ball with their first …

  • Ground Zero Mosque

    I’m sure everyone knows there is a vocal debate going on about the mosque that is proposed to be built at ground zero in New York.  I remember that after 9/11 it was very easy to hear widespread anti-Islamic sentiment in response to the attacks, just as response to Pearl Harbor was internment camps for …

  • Two-Months Paid Time Off for Spitting?

    Want another argument against the way government handles public employment? Take a look at this recent article from the New York Times noting how, on average, 51 New York City bus drivers who took paid leave for simply being spat on took 64 days off. Again, that’s paid time off. Naturally, according to the report, …

  • From DC to New York, the Tea Party’s Core Message Spreads

    In sheer anger at the neoconservative elders suffocating the political climate in Brooklyn, NY, the borough’s Brooklyn Young Republicans have released this video and commentary expressing the need for youth to change politics and bring liberty back to the Republican Party and beyond. Even more, a local popular blog, “Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn,” recently highlighted Ron …

  • Venting On Local Ignorance

    I find it extremely odd how many GOP establishment types continue to support and endorse “Republicans” who act like their socialist counterparts. I recently came across a blogpost on the Brooklyn GOP website titled, “Congratulations, U.S. Senator Brown.” If the Brooklyn GOP knows anything about politics or conservatism, it would understand that Senator Brown is …

  • Putting America to Work….Kinda

    Usually every morning when I wake up, after getting ready, I always sit down and check my email. This morning I received a strangely titled email from our NY Chairman Trevor Leach. Trevor and I are old friends, both from around the same area in New York, known as the Southern Teir.  Since I am …

  • H1N1 Vaccine Protest

    New York has annouced mandatory H1N1 vaccination for their health care workers. The New York State Department of Health has declared that by November 30th you must be vaccinated, unless you have a “personal health issue” which may exempt you. With the state trying to forcibly vaccinate them, health care workers across the state have …

  • They’re Coming After the Internet

    In an attempt to bring in additional revenue, New York is considering taxing Internet downloads. NEW YORK — Faced with one of the bleakest financial pictures in memory, New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday released a $121 billion proposed budget that would hit the entertainment industry and consumers in the pocketbook. The budget would …