YAL’s presence was deeply felt at CPAC 2015. We were able to bring hundreds of liberty activists to the convention and represent the true heart of conservatism.
YAL interns Nathan Kelly and Brittany Wilson listen to Rand Paul’s speech
The YAL booth was buzzing all weekend. We gathered sign-ups and gave out “Do You Support Liberty” political quizzes to eager attendees and spread YAL’s message.
We plotted their scores on our chart. We ran out of space at the top where “Libertarian” was written. What a great problem to have!
YAL Central Regional Director Anthony Rodriguez plotting quiz scores
YAL’s Justin Greiss (Southeast Regional Director) and Ty Hicks (Midwest Regional Director) talk to CPAC attendees at the booth
Our booth was so popular, people were waiting in line to take a quiz and see their score!
In addition to plotting scores. Our booth was decked out in “Stand With Rand” gear.
For every quiz taken a “Stand With Rand” shirt was given out as well as buttons, posters, pocket Constitutions, and YAL info.
Some couldn’t wait and immediately put on their shirts!
YAL ladies: YAL member Lisa Car, Lauren Evans (Director of Events), Deirdre Hackleman (Communications Director), Brittany Wilson (Intern), Grace Charlton (Chapter leader), Alex Johnson (State Chair)
Thursday’s YAL happy hour started off with an unexpected surprise. Sean Hannity crashed the party and did an impromptu interview with Sen. Paul.
The two switched roles as they sat on pianos and Rand interviewed Sean for a change!
Rand’s speech was the next morning. Supporters stood in wait and packed the aisles of the aphitheatre.
Senator Paul took the stage and rallied the crowd as he spoke of the need to fight for liberty.
“Those who love liberty must rise to the occasion”…”will you rise to the occasion?”
Many wore their shirts during the straw poll winner Sen. Rand Paul’s speech. The room was filled with the cheer “Stand With Rand!” and then the chant “President Paul!”
Once again, YAL empowered the youth voice at CPAC. We can’t wait to do it again next year!Published in