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Never Too Young – Teen Eagles Soak Up Activist Training
Never Too Young – Teen Eagles Soak Up Activist Training

'You do not have to wait until you are 18 to make a difference -- you can start today.'

This Spring, fifteen Tennessee Teen Eagles students, and parents landed in Washington, DC for a long-awaited trip-of-a-lifetime.

Teen Eagles is affiliated with Eagle Forum, founded by conservative pioneer, Phyllis Schafly.

After a year of studying history and politics, these bright students arrived to see history for themselves. 

The Leadership Institute is Hiring
The Leadership Institute is Hiring

Just when you think it couldn’t get worse, liberal college professors and administrators find new levels of shamelessness and fury.

Their commitment would be impressive -- if it were not so dangerous.  That is why the Leadership Institute is hiring field reps to level the playing field on college campuses.

Here is just one example of how hostile colleges have become for conservatives.  Former University of Missouri communications professor Melissa Click was caught on camera yelling profanity at police officers and blocking a student reporter (the irony!) during on-campus protests.  She yelled for “muscle” to physically push the student out of the way. Last month, she was fired by the university's Board of Curators in a 4-2 vote.

What I learned at the TV Workshop
What I learned at the TV Workshop

I confess that I wasn’t too sure what I was getting myself into when I found myself in the front row of the Leadership Institute's monthly On-Camera TV training.

All I knew was that if I’d known I would be on camera, I would have worn more makeup.

Trying not to panic over my impending doom, I...

Online Advocacy and Activism as a Tool for Action

In the digital era, videos that are really popular "go viral."  This is true of online petitions as well - they spread quickly across social networks and a viral petition takes on a life of its own.

For activists, this is a Godsend.  Petitions have historically relied on word of mouth and community bonds to gain traction (and signatures). Today, it’s easier than ever to rally thousands of individuals who share a given point of view and will show their support through signatures and sharing alike, substantially multiplying the impact.

Unfortunately, the Left has dominated the medium through sites like Change.org, which has gathered more than 100 million users in support of primarily liberal causes. That success has fueled a myth that the tactic of online petitioning is one that only “progressives” can or want to use. But conservatives are increasingly realizing the benefits — and necessity — of incorporating online tools into modern activism efforts.