All posts by Casey Given

Support Young Voices With AmazonSmile

If you’re like me, you’ll be doing most of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping on Amazon. Before you click that check-out button, I want to bring to your attention an easy way to support Young Voices while going about your business.

By choosing Young Voices as your charity on AmazonSmile, a small portion of your purchases will be donated to help fund our growing network of pro-liberty writers.

Here’s how it works in three easy steps:

1. Go to This step is simple but important! Only purchases made on the AmazonSmile subdomain will be counted for charity.

2. Select Young Voices as the nonprofit you’d like to support. Don’t get distracted by all the bells and whistles. Search for “Young Voices”….
…and make sure to select the group based in Washington, DC! That’s us!

3. Go about your shopping per usual. Yes, that’s it! Once you select Young Voices as your charity on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the price of each purchase will be donated to us from the AmazonSmile Foundation.

0.5% may not sound like a lot, but it sure adds up… especially when multiple supporters like you do it! This season, I hope you can give the gift of liberty to our growing network of pro-liberty writers around the world.

Executive Director Casey Given to Moderate Panel at Atlas Forum on Populism

I will be speaking at the Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum next week at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel in New York City. The topic will be “Think Tanks vs. Populists of the Left and Right,” a wide-ranging conversation about the growing threat of illiberal movements in North America, South America, and Europe.

The panel will set the tone for a new initiative that Young Voices will be announcing soon, the Free Society Fellowship. At Young Voices, we seek to make the moral case for the policies of a free society versus the dangers of tribalist politics.

Click here to find more information about the Atlas Forum, including schedule and registration.

The full description of the panel is below.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Think Tanks vs. Populists of the Left and Right

Location: Times Square Ballroom A, 2nd Floor

The world is witnessing an authoritarian populist surge. Our challenge is not only to promote free markets but also to counter a global movement led by people who actively reject the ideas of liberty. In this panel, Atlas Network partners will share about how they are working to combat the new authoritarianism and to stop the rise of illiberal statist sentiment.

Moderator: Casey Given (Young Voices, USA)


Veronika Fajbíková (Institute of Economic and Social Studies, Slovakia)

Rocio Guijarro (CEDICE, Venezuela)

Javier El-Hage (Human Rights Foundation, USA)

Happy Free Speech Week from Young Voices

Young Voices is proud to be an official sponsor of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration of the precious protections of the First Amendment to express ourselves and petition our government without fear of retaliation… or, at least in theory.

As you well know, free speech in the United States is under attack perhaps now more than ever before. With college administrators and illiberal students disinviting and disrupting invited speakers, it’s important to make the moral case for free expression.

Young Voices is doing just that with our Campus Pundit Program, rewarding college students for successfully publishing op-eds in their student newspaper defending free speech. So far this fall, we’ve helped eight students edit and place articles, leading to successful publications at notable schools such as Duke and Harvard.

We’re also pairing up with Flying Dog this Sunday to raise a toast to free speech at their brewery in Frederick, Maryland. Our DC-based staff and writers have an action-packed afternoon planned of learning, networking, and — of course — good beer. Best of all, $1 of every beer purchased will be donated to Young Voices. We hope you can join us!

DATE: Sunday, October 22nd
TIME: 3-6 PM
LOCATION: Flying Dog Brewery, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703

3 PM — Learn the nuts and bolts of opinion writing from Executive Director Casey Given’s presentation “The Art of the Op-ed”
4 PM — Watch a live recording of “The Young Voices Podcast,” where host Stephen Kent will talk with Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso about the importance of free speech and standing up to censorship
5 PM — Raise a glass to liberty in the tasting room