YAL in Action

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

Tag: Summer 2015
  • Spreading Liberty at a local Bernie Sanders event

    The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Missouri State University spread liberty to Bernie Sanders supporters on Saturday afternoon. Near a local Sanders meetup in downtown Springfield, Missouri, students from MSU set up a table for YAL. The table featured flyers highlighting why less government economic intervention helps the poor. There were several interesting conversations …

  • Summer 2015 YALternship

    Summer 2015 YALterns, an epic summer to say the least. Kathryn and I seized the summer and worked hard everyday to promote liberty.  On Tuesdays we walked down the street to O’Sullivans for Liberty Karaoke and sang our hearts out.    We celebrated Canada Day (Canada being Kathryn’s home country) by wearing red shirts to …

  • Summer of Liberty, and strengthening our ties through recreation.

    Keeping a YAL chapter active through the summer can be difficult. Everyone is off school, and nobody wants to work very hard during their summer break. In southern Nevada, we took a very recreational approach to how we would operate our chapters in the summer. There were no sign up sheets or hidden political motive. …

  • VICTORY: Missouri Governor Bans Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

    On July 14, 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 93 into law, including the Campus Free Expression Act (CAFE Act) which prohibits public colleges and universities from restricting student speech to “free speech zones.” The CAFE Act received overwhelmingly bipartisan support in the Missouri Senate, passing with a 34-0 vote in May, and …

  • The Death Penalty is Incompatible with American Liberty

    For me, the “freedom” and “liberty” we celebrate on Independence Day are not mere words. I’ve put my life on the line to defend them as a member of the U.S. Army who served in Iraq. Americans set high standards for themselves. When we fall short of those standards we should speak up. Why does …

  • Summer for a YAL Chapter President

    I think every YAL Chapter President can agree that they had a somewhat hectic time getting their chapters started at the beginning of the semester. Before everything started running more smoothly there were fumbles, mishaps, etc. In the end we succeeded in our goals. But now it’s summer. People have left campus or even the …

  • VICTORY: No More “Free Speech Zones” at Bellevue College!

    Today was a big moral boost for the liberty fighters at Bellevue College.  After being harassed multiple times during peaceful campus activism, threatened by campus police, and reprimanded by school faculty, we have finally ended the “Free Speech Zones” on school campus for all students! With the help of our fellow BC students, Young Americans for Liberty, …