Young Americans for Liberty’s Hazlitt Coalition Recognized with Two Pollie Awards for “Hazlitt Action Program”

From Constitutional Carry in Alabama and Indiana to health freedom in New Hampshire, YAL’s Hazlitt Coalition makes tens of millions of Americans more free

Austin, TX — Today, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL)—the nation’s most active youth liberty organization—is proud to announce that its Hazlitt Coalition has been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) with two Pollie Awards. As YAL’s growing network of more than 320 pro-liberty legislators in over 40 states, the Hazlitt Coalition lies at the heart of the organization’s national legislative program—the “Hazlitt Action Program.” YAL’s Hazlitt Action Program earned two silver awards: The first for its broader “Grassroots Program” in the public affairs and issue advocacy category and the second for its “Walk/Handout Piece” of direct mail in Indiana specifically.

To support YAL’s Hazlitt Coalition and enact pro-liberty legislation across America, the organization has mobilized more than 1,500 student activists in favor of policy priorities like Constitutional Carry, medical freedom, school choice, and more. As a result, YAL’s hundreds of student activists have paved the way for its more than 320 Hazlitt members to pass over 150 bills in their respective state legislatures. Alabama and Indiana, for example, are now both Constitutional Carry states because of YAL. New Hampshire, meanwhile, passed 17 health freedom bills in 2022 alone due to YAL’s involvement. All in all, the Hazlitt Coalition is making tens of millions of Americans more free with each passing year.

The legislative success would not be possible without YAL’s efforts on the ground. To date, the Hazlitt Action Program has knocked over 261,000 doors, distributed nearly 521,000 mailers, and made more than 2.1 million phone calls in support of pro-liberty legislation. YAL’s pro-Constitutional Carry mailers in Indiana were recognized by the AAPC. The direct engagement with American citizens—in Indiana and around the country—proves that youth activists can make a true difference when they work to make liberty win.

“Winning two Pollie Awards is a huge honor for us at Young Americans for Liberty, and it shows that our team is making a real difference in the fight to protect individual liberties,” said YAL Policy Director Heather Fazio. “We’re proud of what our activists have accomplished this past year, and we’re excited to keep pushing forward and defending the liberties of Americans everywhere.”

You can follow YAL on Twitter @YALiberty. For more information, please contact Luka Ladan at or (617) 932-9120.


Young Americans for Liberty is the nations most active youth liberty organization. YAL represents over 5,000 student activists at more than 500 colleges and universities across the country. The organizations Hazlitt Coalition, dedicated to advancing the cause of liberty at the state level, includes more than 320 pro-liberty legislators from over 40 states.