The 2012 YAL National Convention and Onward

Alex Sullivan
Jul 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

For those of you that attended the 2012 Young Americans for Liberty Convention, you should stop reading right here, because nothing that I can write on this blog is going to even begin to describe what we just experienced.  For the rest of you, read on and bear with me.  It may have something to do with the fact that I am running on 3 hours of sleep and lots of coffee, but I couldn't wait to sit down and funnel my thoughts on the convention onto this blog as coherently as I could.

First of all, for those of you that don't know this already, the YAL staff are the greatest group of people to ever grace this great earth.  I can't imagine the amount of work that went into planning, funding, and setting up the convention, but for everything they did, I am so, so grateful.

If you weren't able to attend, grab some napkins, because you are going to start drooling.  You know a convention is going to be phenomenal when they kick it off with speeches from Senator Rand Paul and Representative Ron Paul.  Both were as inspirational as, well, anybody ever.  The next days were full of speakers and training of the highest caliber.  We learned about campus activism, campaign management, and much more.  As if the event wasn't magnificent enough, Representative Justin Amash came to speak on Friday night.  

This convention really was a game-changer for me.  I've never felt so galvanized about the liberty movement, and I can't wait for the school year to start to start spreading the message.  Most importantly though, I cannot urge you enough to apply to attend this convention next year.  It will provide you with invaluable information, materials to help with your activism, and networking with numerous pro-liberty organizations that all want to help you spread the message.  I really can't think of a better way to progress the movement on a personal and macroscopic level, and I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of it this time around.

Great post, Alexander.  Seriously, we really appreciate it and are so happy you came!  I've passed this along to Corey and Jeff because I know they'll want to read it.

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