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 (July 13- July 20)


How Expanding Medicaid To Able-Bodied Adults Is Stripping Care For Disabled People (THE FEDERALIST) – Charlie Katebi

OPINION: The Hub: How a co-working space could transform Staunton (DAILY PROGRESS) – Martha Ekdahl

On Education, Trump Needs More Aristotle and Less Betsy DeVos (THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE) – Michael Shindler

Your Vote Doesn’t Matter (ARC DIGITAL) – Julian Adorney

KU caved over American flag artwork, and free speech is the victim (KANSAS CITY STAR) – Matt Liles

Why Do Young People Care So Much about Income Inequality? (NATIONAL REVIEW) – Bradley Polumbo

The Dickensian Return of Debtors’ Prisons (THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE) – Dan King

Saudi Arabia’s mega-city project is doomed to failure (CAPX) – Jerrod Laber


Nolan Gray Wins Young Voices Award

Last weekend, Young Voices teamed up with the Reason Foundation to recognize an excellent libertarian writer under 30 at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. I’m happy to announce that the first winner of the Young Voices Award is Nolan Gray. Nolan joined Young Voices is April 2017 as a graduate student studying city planning at Rutger’s University. Young Voices worked with Nolan to tailor his writings on market urbanism to mainstream outlets, getting him published in CityLab, a division of The Atlantic. Thanks in part to our help, Nolan’s profile quickly rose as one of the rising stars in his field. Just this month, he announced his new job as a planner for the City of New York. Nolan stands as Young Voices’ strongest example of how our media mentorship can lead to potential real-life policy consequences. Congratulations!

If you know a talented young writer like Nolan, please encourage him or her to apply to Young Voices. But don’t wait — the deadline is July 31st! 

Podcast #115: Nominees for the Young Voices Award (Nolan Gray, Brittany Hunter, Nick Sibila)

Young Voices had a great time being out in Las Vegas for FreedomFest 2018. We had the honor of presenting an award in our name to a writer under 30 moving the needle for liberty. Stephen Kent sat down with all 3 nominees in the convention center for the podcast conversations about their work.

Nick Sibilla, Institute for Justice: Nick is a writer and legislative analyst for the Institute for Justice, where he frequently covers civil forfeiture, occupational licensing, and other government schemes that violate individual rights. His writings have appeared in many high-profile outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,, the New York Post, Barron’s, The Guardian, Slate, Wired, Reason, and numerous newspapers nationwide.

Brittany Hunter, Foundation for Economic Education: Brittany is an associate editor at the Foundation for Economic Education. Brittany often takes a millennial approach to her writing, hoping to show her peers how much they rely on free market marvels, like the sharing economy, in their daily lives. Previous to FEE, Brittany was a spokesperson for Generation Opportunity, where she made frequent speaking appearances about millennials’ attitudes towards capitalism.

Nolan Gray, Market Urbanism: Nolan is the policy director for the Center for Market Urbanism and a grad student pursuing a Master’s in City and Regional Planning at Rutger’s University. Nolan is a rising star in the world of market urbanism. His work has appears frequently in CityLab, a division of The Atlantic, as well as


We will do a follow-up podcast with the winner!