Springing into action with Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry
Mar 22, 2013 at 04:00 pm
Editors' Note: Tyler Deaton is the campaign manager for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry.
On Monday the leadership committee members for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry gathered for a day-long strategy session in Washington, DC. Representatives from California to Indiana to South Carolina make up this dynamic, engaged and savvy network of conservatives committed to leading on the issue of marriage as a matter of personal freedom.
Immediately following our meetings we invited the press corps to mingle with the new leaders. We want to be clear: These young conservatives are not shy. They want to change the trajectory of the conservative movement and help pave the path to marriage nationwide.
On Tuesday you may have noticed two prominently placed opinion editorials from Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, our effort to amplify the voices of young Republicans, Libertarians and conservatives who support marriage for same-sex couples and see marriage as consistent with their conservative values.
"Marriage for all couples: It's a matter of freedom" - by Ed Lopez, Richard Lorenc and Liz Mair - can be read in The Daily Caller. The other, co-authored by Meghan McCain and Margaret Hoover, makes the conservative case for the freedom to marry and was featured in USA Today.
What has been the most exciting to me, however, is the immediate multiplying effect this plugged-in network has sparked. Because these Young Conservative Leaders are active in their own social and professional circles, they serve as invaluable ambassadors for Freedom to Marry. Since Monday, we've received messages of support from young conservatives all over the country.
Learn more about Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry HERE.