YAL in Action

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Tag: UW-Madison
  • Wisconsin State Convention and the War on YOUth!

    YAL at UW-Madison capped off a wonderful year with a great state convention and our first reveal of the War on Youth activism kit! Our campus hosted an “All-Campus Party” where students were invited to enjoy free food, games, and information about student organizations on campus. With great weather, Bear Pong, and excited activists, our …

  • 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 …

  • A Brutal Winter Can’t Stop UW-Madison from Spreading a Great Message!

    Although several states throughout the country have recently passed medical marijuana legalization legislation, Wisconsin is lagging behind. So YAL at UW-Madison thought it would be a great opportunity to table for such a cause to remind students of the positive effects of legalization and its importance for individual freedom. Our Spring 2014 Recruitment drive brought …

  • The High Cost of Higher Ed and Spring Semester Planning — Full Speed Ahead at UW-Madison!

    UW-Madison’s YAL Chapter finished out the fall semester with an informative YAL U talk with Richard Vedder, a distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University. Professor Vedder also authored the book, “Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much.” He discussed several reasons for the rising cost of higher education, and sparked a …

  • UW-Madison Making Waves on Campus

    It has been an eventful few months for UW-Madison’s YAL, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  As Halloween season rolled in, UW-Madison YALers rolled out some scary civil liberty tombstones to show campus just how easily the government has grabbed at our freedoms.  And as our bi-weekly meetings progressed, our discussions became more …

  • Wisconsin Public Television interviews Haley Sinklair of UW-Madison YAL

    The Wisconsin Public Television station put together a segment on the Affordable Care Act in an attempt to subtly justify the healthcare insurance mandate. They asked our Communications Director Haley Sinklair to do an interview on her opposition to Obamacare.  While they didn’t include some of her best points about why the ACA is a …

  • UW-Madison YAL September Success, Featuring Old Americans for Tyranny!

    YAL @ the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ready to lay the liberty love on thick this Fall, and I’m proud to say that we delivered! Between the Fall Recruitment Drive, our Constitution Day Discussion, and our activism event featuring some awesome street theatre, our YAL chapter is snowball rolling towards success. [Wisconsin humor] Our Recruitment …

  • Generation of War Activism at UW-Madison

    We had a busy April at UW-Madison preparing for and executing our Generation of War activism events! First, we tabled inside one of the snazzy new cafeterias on campus and unveiled our big Pin the Drone on the Warzone game map. We got a lot of interest — and while almost no one correctly guessed …

  • Jeffrey Tucker Visits UW-Madison

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter of Young Americans for Liberty hosted the renowned economist, journalist, author, and fashion enthusiast Jeffrey Tucker on November 5. Tucker, the Executive Editor of Laissez-Faire Books and author of the books Bourbon for Breakfast, It’s a Jetson’s World, and A Beautiful Anarchy, delivered the lecture “How Commerce Saved Civilization.” In his …

  • UW-Madison YAL Celebrates Free Speech!

    It’s been a busy month in Madison for Young Americans for Liberty. We tried to table on Constitution Day proper, but it was rainy and windy so we postponed to a few days later when the weatherman promised it was going to be nice…he lied. But we still had a great time and interacted with …