9/11 Never Forget Project
» Setup on Sunday, September 10th
» Help us put out flags in front of the library to remember the lives lost on 9/11/01.
What’s New In Steubenville? with City Councilwoman Kimberly Hahn
» Wednesday, September 13th, 9:00 PM, Gentile Gallery
» Learn about the new restaurants, shops, and projects in Steubenville this year!
Matt Walsh on “The War On Reality: Why The Left Has Set Out To Redefine Life, Gender, And Marriage”
» Tuesday, September 26th, 9:00 PM, Gentile Gallery
» The well-known noted blogger, author, and “professional truth sayer”!
Voter Registration Drive
» Dates TBD
» There are elections this year in Steubenville, Virginia, and New Jersey!
There was a lot of buzz on campus about our event with David Azerrad on How to Debate Social Issues with Liberals and Atheists back in February. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the event because David was sick, but we have rescheduled it!
The new date is Thursday, March 30th at 9:00 PM in the Gentile Gallery.
We hope to see you there!
Welcome back! We hope you had a good break.
Welcome back to campus. This is going to be another big semester for our Franciscan University Young Americans for Freedom club and we hope you’ll get involved!
This year’s elections
I know a lot of us are discouraged by the choices in the presidential race. But we have to remember that there are important down-ballot elections for offices like governor, U.S. Congress, and state legislatures, among others. It’s critical that everyone votes in those elections so that there will be a conservative majority in Congress to hold the line and that we have conservatives in state government. We can’t afford to sit this election out!
Values Voter Summit in DC next weekend
Next weekend (9/8-9/11), we will be going to the Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, DC. VVS is one of the largest conservative conferences in the country, with a special focus on social and cultural issues. Speakers for this year’s summit include Matt Walsh, Rick Santorum, the Benham Brothers, Phil Robertson, Jon Voight, Donald Trump, David Daleiden, dozens of current and former elected officials, and many brilliant people you’ve never heard of who are on the front lines of conservatism. It’s a great networking opportunity, and it’s a lot of fun. We will be leaving campus on Thursday 9/8 at 5:30 PM, and returning Sunday 9/11 in the late afternoon/early evening. The cost is $50 and covers transportation, the hotel, and your conference pass. (If you have a car and are willing to drive people, we can give you a discounted rate.) If you want to go, please email me by Monday, Sept. 5th!
9/11 Never Forget Project
This year is the 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, and we will be doing our display of 2,989 flags in front of the library to commemorate the lives lost that day. 9/11 is on a Sunday this year, when there is less foot traffic around campus, so to increase the visibility of the memorial, we will be putting up flags on Sunday night and keeping them there through Monday night. We will also be showing a free screening of a 9/11 documentary on Sunday or Monday. Details TBA!
We will be helping all students to register to vote and/or get an absentee ballot for this year’s general elections in all 50 states. You can vote in your home state, or in Ohio (most students are eligible to vote in Ohio as long as they are students here). The voter drive will be held in the JC, most likely the last week of September through the first week of October. We will also be doing shuttles to the polls on election day (Nov. 8th) for students registered to vote in Steubenville. Details coming soon!
Presidential Debate Watch Parties
Our debate watch parties were extremely popular this year, and we will be holding them again for the presidential and vice presidential debates this year. The debates are scheduled for Monday 9/26, Tuesday 10/4 (VP debate), Sunday 10/9, and Wednesday 10/19. Stay tuned for details.
Leadership team and getting involved
The YAF leadership team this semester is myself, Daniel Smith, Sam Martinez, Therese Sanchez, Ben Idzik, and Sarah Hull. If you want to join our leadership team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to a great semester!
President, Franciscan University Young Americans for Freedom
We hope you had a good break and are recovering from the first week of classes and/or 48 hours on a bus…It’s 2016 and between the spring and fall semesters, this will be our biggest year yet for YAF. It’s an election year, and your involvement in the political process is critical to the next four years of our nation.
Our spring kickoff and our first debate watch party of the semester will be this Thursday 1/28 at 8:45 pm in the Gallery in the JC! As always, we’ll have tons of free food and free stuff. During the commercial breaks we’ll tell you how you can vote in the presidential primary in March!
Here’s a preview of our upcoming events:
» January 28th: Debate Watch Party 1 + Spring Kickoff
» February 4-16: Presidential Primary Voter Registration + Absentee Voter Drive
» February TBD: Robert Oscar Lopez on the Left’s War on Free Speech
» February 25th: Debate Watch Party 2
» March 3-6: Trip to CPAC 2016 in DC
» April 11th: Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life on the Catholic Vote in 2016
» TBD: More speakers and events!
We’ll have more info about our upcoming events and activities soon.
Tommy Valentine, President
Rachel del Guidice, Vice President
Please join us on Wednesday, November 18th for an event on the future of the gay marriage battle & religious liberty, featuring Ryan T. Anderson, PhD.
We will be hosting our second GOP presidential debate watch party on Tuesday, November 10th!
We also have a special guest coming to speak before the debate: Steubenville City Councilman-elect Kimberly Hahn!
The party will start at 8:45 pm. We’ll have free food and free stuff and we’ll be showing the debate on a big screen. Location TBA.
We will also show the “undercard” debate with Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Chris Christie at 6:00 pm. Again, location TBA.
See you there!