Salem College Young Americans for Liberty has had one of the busiest semesters since our creation!
We first started out by tabling at the school’s club fair in the beginning of the semester. This event mainly introduces first-years to the clubs and organizations, but we were also able to get the attention of multiple upperclassmen. We set up the Operation Politically Homeless Quiz and hand out a ton of resources and candy. We were also able to hand out bookmarks for our first meeting and a calendar for the month of September, which helped us promote our first meeting.
Our first meeting went over pretty well. Because we are a small school, it is hard to get a lot of consistent attendees. We were able to talk to around 10 women about what libertarianism is and how they can be more involved on and off campus with libertarianism. We were also able to get a few people to sign up to attend the Students for Liberty Regional Conference that we held on November 1st.
A few weeks after that meeting we got everyone together to help promote Constitution Week. We had our members hang up fliers for the three events we were helping out with. The first event we held was the free speech ball. Getting the ball blown up was the hardest part about the whole process.
In the past we were unable to have any free speech events on campus because of administrative push back, but we had no issue this year. Students were a little hesitant at first, but everyone ended up writing something. We had resident coordinators, professors, and a baby sign our ball. We even had admissions post about us on Facebook and twitter, which was awesome!
On Wednesday we tabled during lunch and had a mini quiz about the Constitution. We were able to get another group on campus to help table with us and provide the prize for the