It’s no secret that Young Americans for Liberty is the best at attracting young people to the principles of limited government. Our huge success at CPAC 2014 definitively proved that.
Heading into CPAC, we brought with us over a thousand “Stand With Rand” t-shirts, posters and stickers, our custom-designed political quiz kit, and our newest nationwide activism project, “Pong Off Your Debt.” In addition to this we also teamed up with the Generation Opportunity booth to launch our biggest activism event yet — the War on YOUth.
By the end of the conference, we had run completely out of t-shirts, our inventory of posters and stickers was only a small fraction of what it had been, we had two buckets overflowing with sign up sheets, and our chart was packed with little American flags marking where participants fell on the political spectrum. The overwhelming trend from the results, and one that permeated the entirety of CPAC was that liberty is VERY popular.
The Young Americans for Liberty booth, one of over a hundred, was unquestionably the busiest, most engaging, and most highly populated table of the entire event. This is not just by our measurements, but by the media as well.
Reporting on CPAC, the National Journal wrote that the YAL's booth was “easily the most crowded of the booths at this year's event, with dozens of largely young conservatives waiting patiently in line” (full story here). For the full