Objective: Light a fire under young conservatives

Friday, May 28, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

YAF free speech signAn upcoming student conference will feature policy leaders and activists who hope to ignite within young adults the desire to stand up for and advance conservative ideas on America's college campuses.

The National Conservative Student Conference – promoted as a "college student-only program and featuring nearly 30 prominent conservative leaders – is scheduled for August 2-7 in Houston, Texas. This will be the 43rd year for the conference hosted by Young America's Foundation.

YAF spokeswoman Kara Zupkus says a lot of the students who are expected to attend are going to hear a perspective that's rarely heard on their campuses.

"They're so used to hearing from their liberal professors and their liberal peers about the typical talking points on topics like climate change, socialism, free speech – but they never really get to hear the conservative viewpoint," she shares.

Zupkus

That's about to change for those who show up in Houston later this summer. One of the speakers, says Zupkus, will be conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, who she points out is one of the most in-demand speakers among their member students.

"… That's what [Shapiro and] all these other speakers at our programs really help provide [for conference attendees], as they give them the talking points, the facts, and the arguments about how to combat all of those [liberal] arguments in the classroom and outside of the classroom," she adds.

Other confirmed speakers include pro-life activist Lila Rose, former Vice President Mike Pence, LTC Allen West (USA-Retired), Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James, and several prominent Republican lawmakers  (Sen. Ted Cruz, and Reps. Byron Donalds, Louie Gohmert, and Chip Roy).

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