YAL in Action

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

Tag: North Carolina
  • Dr. Greg Brannon at Duke

    Duke University’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter recently had the honor of hosting Dr. Greg Brannon. Dr. Brannon, a self-described classical liberal, is a former candidate for the United States Senate from North Carolina, and the host of the Brannon Broadcast radio show. During his Senate campaigns, he received endorsements from people as far apart …

  • YAL @ UNC Takes a Field Trip

    On October 1, students from UNC Chapel Hill’s YAL chapter were invited to attend a “Celebration of Liberty” in Greenville, North Carolina, where Senator Rand Paul and Representative Walter Jones were speaking. Since our chapter president, Alex Johnson, interned with Representative Jones this past summer, he was excited to be introduced to our chapter. They …

  • Choose principle over party

    This was originally printed in the Daily Tarheel (Chapel Hill, NC) on Friday, February 8, 2013. You can view the original link here. You might have noticed that folks around Chapel Hill are paying a lot more attention to the governorship nowadays. While I’d like to think that people heeded my advice and decided to …

  • UNC at Chapel Hill Semester Report

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Young Americans for Liberty has released our first semester report! The report includes a letter from the president, short biographies of leaders, a summary of events this semester, and a letter from a freshman member (in her first year). In order to produce an effective semester (or …

  • The State of North Carolina Chooses Charity

    This holiday season, the North Carolina coalition of Young Americans for Liberty chapters joined together for one big “Choose Charity” event. On December 1, almost 40 students from 9 chapters of YAL descended on Winston-Salem (a central location in the state and a major player in tobacco country) to spend the day volunteering for local …

  • Cigarettes and Carrot Sticks

    After a rainout during “Fall Fest,” the University of North Carolina’s annual activities fair, the newly reforming UNC YAL chapter tabled all week in hopes of attracting new recruits.  Friday, a quasi-makeup for the rained-out Fall Fest, was by far our most successful day of recruiting. With a box of Pall Mall cigarettes and carrot sticks serving …

  • Fighting government waste in NC

    Andrew Henson of the Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has been doing great work exposing government waste in the field of childcare in North Carolina.  In his first piece on the subject published in January, Henson wrote about how Child Care Services Association (CCSA) abruptly dropped 250 children who had been supported by Smart Start Scholarship, a program …

  • NC Campaign Bootcamp recap!

    Wow! What an event we just had in North Carolina! July 15-19 in Durham, North Carolina, over 40 youth activists became the first ever graduates of YAL’s Campaign Bootcamp! The event clealry demonstrates that contributing to YAL is the most effective way to invest in the liberty movement… hands-down. And I look forward to organizing …

  • Town of King, N.C., enforcing curfew due to…snow.

    Yep.  You read that right.  Due to the “emergency situation” being caused by the inclement weather, citizens of King are not allowed to be out of their homes between midnight and 5 a.m., or to engage in any purchase or consumption of alcohol.  From local news station WXII12: A state of emergency has been declared …

  • FBI biometric photo scanning at the DMV

    AHuxley at Slashdot reports: The FBI is getting fast new systems to look at local North Carolina license photos via the DMV. As the FBI is not authorized to collect and store the photos, they use the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. The system takes seconds to look at chin widths and nose sizes. The expanded …