Happy Birthday to Us

On this day in 2016, Young Voices officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization. Two years later, our programs have grown by leaps and bounds, and we’re more excited about the future than ever.

Here’s a few highlights from the past year:

  • We’ve published 393 op-eds — an average exceeding one per day.
  • We’ve placed 91 radio and TV interview hits — a major expansion of our broadcast outreach.
  • We’ve helped Advocates like John Dale Grover take the next step in his career: “I was hired as an assistant editor at The National Interest on the strength of my experiences, especially my articles and TV appearances through Young Voices. If it weren’t for the opportunities I’ve had as an Advocate, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” 

But, we’re just getting started! We’ve got exciting plans for the year ahead including:

  • Accepting new writers to our roster of Advocates. Applications are now open!
  • Giving away an award with the Reason Foundation at FreedomFest to recognize an excellent libertarian writer under 30 — the Young Voices Award.
  • Honing our writers’ advocacy skills with the launch of issue-specific policy fellowships. Stay tuned for updates!

None of this would have been possible without the support of our donors and partners. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Together, we will make the next two years even bigger for our network of young writers for liberty.

Applications Now Open for Young Voices’ Advocate Program

I am excited to announce that applications to Young Voices’ Advocate Program for 2018 are now open. We will be considering candidates to add to our roster of pro-liberty writers under 30 from today until July 31st.

The Advocate Program is Young Voices’ premier project, providing op-ed editing and media placement services to talented young people knowledgeable in the classical liberal tradition. Our staff works as each Advocate’s personal communications team, editing and pitching their work for publication as well as TV/radio opportunities. Since 2013, our Advocates have been featured in many notable outlets including The Daily Beast, Fox Business, The Guardian, Newsweek, SiriusXMand USA Today.

If you are a young professional looking to develop an expertise in policy and build your brand as a writer, I encourage you to apply today!

Young Voices in the news (May 11-18)

Forget Abstinence Only: Let’s End Government Sex Ed Completely (THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE) – Liz Wolfe & Tyler Arnold

TPUSA is a safe space for campus conservatism (VICE NEWS) – Will Nardi

No Online Taxation without Representation (NATIONAL REVIEW) – Matt Larosiere

Allow Free Trade to Put American Patients First (TOWNHALL) – Lili Carneglia

Regulators Shouldn’t Touch the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger (REAL CLEAR POLICY) – John Kristof

Matt Larosiere in a Armstrong Williams Townhall on violence in America

Dan King joins Armstrong Williams show for the week in news

Will Nardi on the Young Voices Podcast #111

Podcast #111: Avoid conservative safe spaces on campus

Ethan Greene on the Young Voices Podcast #110

Podcast #110: Market Urbanism and Nashville transit

 

 

Podcast #111: Avoid conservative safe spaces on campus

This week in VICE, Will Nardi delivered a critique of right wing campus organizations that are setting the movement back. There’s no doubt that life on campus can be tough for right of center students, but Nardi writes that students “hyped up by anti-left rhetoric and tantalized by whispers of job prospects in the conservative movement, then go back to campus forgetting that the real world isn’t a never-ending Trump rally.”

Will joins the podcast today to discuss the piece and his thinking about what is needed on campus to make the conservative movement strong and principled.

Follow WIll Nardi on Twitter @realWillNardi

 

Podcast #110: Market Urbanism and Nashville transit

Ethan Greene is a Young Voices Advocate and writer on issues surrounding city planning. He recently penned 3 Lessons from Nashville in Strong Towns about how the city has gone about pursuing a light rail project. 

Today Ethan joins the podcast to talk about market urbanism and how cities can avoid the roadblocks thrown up in Nashville to improving city transit & congestion.

#110: Market Urbanism and Nashville transit

Follow Ethan on Twitter @EthanAGreene