All posts by Casey Given

Announcing Young Voices’ Spring 2018 Campus Pundit Program

For two years, Young Voices has offered current college students the opportunity to submit an op-ed to our staff for editing without any long-term commitment. We have helped dozens of students place pro-liberty articles in college newspapers, including at top schools like Duke, Harvard, and Berkeley.

I’m happy to announce that Young Voices is relaunching our Campus Pundit Program for the spring 2018 term… with a twist!

In addition to editing op-eds at no cost, Young Voices will be rewarding the top three submissions and five honorable mentions with monetary scholarships. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000!

Please pass this opportunity along to any libertarian students in the U.S. you know — or apply if you’re one yourself! Young Voices is committed to supporting the development of future thought leaders for liberty.

A Day in the Life of Young Voices

I’m often asked, “What’s a typical day like at Young Voices?” The truth is, there are no typical days in the fast-paced world of media relations. Young Voices is constantly looking for new opportunities and angles to spread the message of liberty to the masses.

But, to give you a better idea of our work, I’d like to share what our Advocates and staff were up yesterday. With respects to John Lennon, I give you “A Day in the Life of Young Voices.”

Articles are the cornerstone of Young Voices’ operations. Yesterday, Editors Liz Wolfe and Lucy Steigerwald made edits on 14 op-eds, pitched four, and had two published.

Among the highlights, Advocate Charlie Katehbi wrote in The Hill how the new tax law, while an improvement, failed to address many of the tax code’s perverse incentives pertaining to health care. In National Review, Advocate Dan King explains why the City of Miami ended their red-light camera program and makes the case for other localities to follow suit.

Meanwhile, Public Relations Manager Stephen Kent was in New York City at the offices of Fox taping an appearance on Kennedy. This is part of a broader effort by Young Voices to get our Advocates onto more TV and radio outlets to spread the message of liberty beyond the written word. Continue reading

Announcing Young Voices’ Winter 2017 Quarterly Report

On behalf of Young Voices’ network of 50+ writers, I’d like to wish you a happy holiday season. 2017 has been a momentous year for our work spreading the message of liberty in print and across the airwaves around the world.

We transformed our keystone Advocate Program, raised the bar for participation, accepted a new crop of writers, and drastically expanded our TV and radio output. We doubled down on our popular Campus Pundit Program, rewarding college students for publishing op-eds defending free speech on their college campus. Finally, we launched a new program, the Free Society Fellowship, aimed at tackling the threat that illiberal populism presents to a peaceful and prosperous world.

All of this would not have been possible the support of our donors, partner organizations, Advocates, and alumni. For that, I am extremely grateful and excited to share some updates.