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Washington, DC- This weekend, FreedomWorks will host its first ever Youth Outreach Summit with young grassroots leaders representing 29 states. Over 70 fiscally conservative activists under the age of 30 will spend their spring breaks in Washington, DC; discussing youth outreach strategy and the GOP’s failure to connect with younger voters.
FreedomWorks Director of Campaigns Whitney Neal commented, “Our main objective at FreedomWorks is to grow and empower a community of people who believe in individual and economic freedom, and youth outreach is a crucial component of that effort. It’s imperative that these young activists from different parts of the country network with one another, educate themselves on the issues, and then take that information home with them to start growing the movement at a local level.”
Neal added, “This is not a weekend of preaching to the choir. We are excited to have a candid conversation about the future of the freedom movement from the perspectives of young grassroots leaders who fall on all different parts of the conservative political spectrum. It should be an interesting weekend.”
Among the topics to be debated are the GOP’s current relationship with young voters, the student loan bubble and higher education reform, minority outreach in the youth community, issue messaging, budget and sequester, jobs, monetary policy and auditing the Federal Reserve and the Pentagon.
Media must be credentialed to attend the panels. A schedule for the weekend is available upon request.
FreedomWorks is a service center to a community of over 4 million grassroots activists nationwide who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information on FreedomWorks’ Youth Summit weekend, please visit www.FreedomWorks.org or contact Jackie Bodnar at JBodnar@FreedomWorks.org.