Young Conservatives and Political Engagement

Young Conservatives and Political Engagement

With the conservative movement once again picking up steam, we ask young conservatives where they fit into today's political landscape.

By my most accounts, the conservative movement is enjoying a surge in momentum. But as the Tea Party has grown and Republicans have gained ground, few young conservatives have attracted much attention. We speak to three young people who identify as conservatives about the issues important to them and their role in the political movement they support.


Zachary Howell

Chairman, College Republican National Committee

Tatiana Posada

Director of New Media and the Silberman Center for Campus Studies, Independent Women's Forum

Brandon Christian Cooper

Chairman, Howard University College Republicans

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Editor's Note: The Kojo Nnamdi Show approached Young America's Foundation (YAF) about filming interviews with some of the participants in its National Conservative Student Conference being held this week in D.C., but officials declined our request. The video below includes excerpts from a February 2010 speech by YAF Program Officer Evan Gassman at a CPAC conference:

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