January has been an exciting and successful month for Indiana University. YAL @ IU started out the new semester with newly elected executives who are excited to spread liberty to even more students! The new executives are: Suzanne Schaefer — President, Janie Reed — Vice President, Hollie Dobay — Director of Finance, Betsy Fish — Director of Communications, Andrew May — Director of Publicity, and Marissa Gentry — Director of Activism.
YAL @ IU got started this semester with a successful effort to reach out to others by tabling and actively recruiting through the Indiana University involvement fair. The week before, we got together to make posters and our call-out sheets. Working late into the night, we also prepared our materials for tabling.
The days of tabling, Indiana was not blessed with warm, inviting weather, but cold and snow doesn’t stop liberty! We worked hard through the freezing temperatures and the continuous snow to set up our tabling space and speak to students about liberty. We handed out pocket Constitutions to those who passed by and gave everyone the chance to take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Many were interested and surprised to find out where they landed on the scale.
For the student involvement fair, we used a similar approach with our tabling and were able to reach out to a lot more students given the warmer temperature inside. Passing out Constitutions, engaging in conversation, giving out free stickers and other items, and offering every person who went by a chance yet again to take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz gained a lot of attention and interest and was a big success overall!
We worked hard through the weather the past weeks and are enthusiastic to continue this hard work to reach even more students in the weeks to come! We are excited to continue and can’t wait for further activism!