This Giving Tuesday, I hope you’ll consider a contribution to Young Voices. The past six months have been a whirlwind of activity for our staff, working to keep a new organization afloat. What has encouraged us more than anything else is the quantity of people who have supported our operations, even in the smallest of amounts. Your contribution will empower the next generation of pro-liberty journalists and policy analysts, who we work with and are inspired by on a daily basis. All donations are tax-deductible in the United States.
This fall, Young Voices worked with dozens of current college students in the U.S. to edit and publish op-eds defending free speech on campus. Here’s an excerpt from one of our favorite published articles for a taste of the type of work your contribution will support:
“The purpose of a university is to promote the exchange of ideas. As such, the goal of liberal higher education should be to expose individuals to a diversity of thought. This means students can expect to be frequently exposed to ideas that conflict with their own view of the world. It is only through this process in which our ideas and views are challenged that we can learn to develop those ideas and defend them in the arena of public discourse.” —Alex Stevens, “Defending the liberal approach to campus speech,” The Oakland Post
Today’s Young Voices Podcast features Young Voices Executive Director Casey Given and YV Senior Advocate Máté Hajba on Hungary’s rising illiberal populism and its similarities to Trump’s proposed strongman policies.
Executive Director Casey Given’s presentation, “Introduction to Op-ed Writing” is now available on Young Voices’ YouTube channel! Watch to learn all the nuts and bolts of commentary writing, including: how to construct a coherent sentence, how to structure an op-ed, where to go for reliable sources, and so much more.
This presentation is the first of several that Young Voices plans to release. Casey is available to present this and many more in-person or online to a variety of audiences. For inquiries, email him at email@example.com.