On April 22, the newly-started Clarion Chapter of YAL hosted Dr. Antony Davies, an Associate Professor of Economics at Duquesne University, as a part of this spring's "War on YOUth" drive, to speak on D.C.'s growing fiscal problems. Dr. Davies gave a 45-minute, interactive lecture on the Federal debt, deficit, tax policies and fiscal instability, which was then followed by a brief Q&A session. We had about 100 people attend!
Throughout the lecture, and especially the Q&A, Dr. Davies interacted with the audience by asking specific questions, utilizing an Excel spreadsheet by which audience members could see the fruits of their own tax policies realized, and by answering some questions that the audience fielded both during and after the lecture.
In order to draw a sizable crowd for such an event, one must utilize the flyer! With the aid of our regional director, Brandon Cestrone, YAL developed a flyer that we plastered all around campus — and even throughout a few stores on Main Street. In addition to our flyers, we distributed some 800 handbills to all passers-by while tabling.
Due to a local connection, our Chapter was able to get an ad in a few of the local papers — free of charge. After the event, one attendee mentioned that he had