YAL in Action

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

Tag: Spring 2013
  • Students of fortune: The story of the Cypress College Chapter

    Many of us recall as if it was yesterday the reelection of President Barack Obama and the sense of activism urgency which came with it for those of us who support liberty. Personally, I was busy preparing to return to college in the spring 2013 semester, and I realized I needed to start a pro-liberty student …

  • YAL @ Texas State Generation of War Report

    On Thursday, April 18, 2013 YAL at Texas State University put on one of our most successful events of the Spring Semester! With a little elbow grease and some spur of the moment creativity we put together a HUGE Free Speech Wall to attract students to our Generation of War Protest. The massive 8ft tall …

  • “Freeze! You’ve Got Illegal Substances!” — YAL UC Irvine

    On Thursday, May 30th, 2013, Young Americans for Liberty at the University of California – Irvine  held a very successful speakers forum on the War on Drugs. With well over 325 students in attendance, this has been one of YAL UCI’s most successful events yet, thanks to generous professors and our fantastic tabling event for …

  • YAL at UCLA’s Protest Against Gitmo

    In a show of coalition-building and campus unity, on May 7th the YAL chapter at UCLA decided to bring attention to our Generation of War by joining forces with Amnesty International.   Earlier this month, the Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ hunger strike was brought to our attention, and immediately we found a willing group in Amnesty …

  • Free Trade Activism in the Border Region

    For YAL’s April Activism Event in late spring, the University of Texas-El Paso YAL chapter decided to take an economic approach and teach students about the benefits of free trade versus regulated trade. As there tends to be little disagreement between members of YAL and other students on the UTEP campus in the realm of …

  • Harper College Congratulates Young Americans for Liberty

    I knew that since we started Young Americans for Liberty at Harper College, we were doing big things and getting noticed.  What I did not know was how big of an impact we had at Harper College!   On May 10th, YAL brought our top officers to represent us at Harper College’s 45th Annual Student …

  • Open Holster Protest

    YAL at the University of New Orleans held our April Activism event on Thursday, April 25th. We decided to hold a rally which would call for the University of New Orleans to respect our Second Amendment rights and allow students to carry firearms on campus. We felt that the best way to symbolize our demands …

  • YAL@VU: 2nd Annual “End the Drug War” Bake Sale

      On April 19, YAL @ Vanderbilt University held our 2nd annual “End the Drug War” Bake Sale to show support for an end to the war on drugs! We tabling on Rand Wall and gave out delicious brownies along with free swag from the Marijuana Policy Project, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Foundation …

  • YAL @ Creighton 1L Sustainable Book Scholarship

    The most difficult task of a newly-founded organization is recruiting new members. No matter how sound the philosophy or mission, moving people to action is no small feat, and it requires creativity to make first impressions and handshakes turn into sustainable relationships. YAL @ Creighton is a new chapter founded in the spring semester of …

  • Missouri State University Revs up for Fall 2013

    After fighting with the university’s student government association throughout most of the spring semester, Young Americans for Liberty at Missouri State University — with help from the chapter’s president, Ashley Eichelberger, and a handful of other YAL members — is now recognized by the university and raring to make up for lost time! After a …