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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be speaking – for the first time ever – at the Tenth Annual International Students For Liberty Conference!

 

You know him as the man who filibustered for nearly 13 hours to try and block John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director, showing a profound dedication to the preservation of American civil liberties. He’s also been a staunch advocate of criminal justice reform, an opponent of the out-of-control executive, and a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy.

Now, he’s gearing up to oppose superhawk John Bolton’s likely appointment as Secretary of State.

Here’s a bit more about Senator Paul:Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. As a fierce advocate against government overreach, Rand has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope.

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Rand owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. As a hard-working and dedicated physician – not a career politician – Rand Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference.

We’re honored to have him at this year’s International Conference. Register now before it’s too late!!

Register for #ISFLC17 today!
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You loved him at last year’s International Students For Liberty Conference and, now that he’s bigger than ever, we’re bringing him back!

This year, libertarian comedian and Charleston native Jeremy McLellan will be returning to the ISFLC mainstage as our Friday night Master of Ceremonies.

We’re thrilled to have one of the funniest stand-ups around lead us through the opening-night program and are looking forward to his biting insights and clever coverage of hot-button issues like politics, gender, race, disability, religion, and… Santa Claus.Jeremy McLellan

He won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. In the past year, Jeremy has performed for YALCON 2016, the LP National Convention in Orlando, and recently toured with Gary Johnson’s Our American Initiative.

Register today to catch him on the ISFLC mainstage as things kick off Friday night!

Register for #ISFLC17 today!
 

In addition to Mr. McLellan, the following speakers have been announced for ISFCL17:

  • CrossFit CEO & Founder Greg Glassman
  • World-renowned social psychologist and author of The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt
  • Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network, Tom G. Palmer
  • Forbes Media Editor-in-Chief, Steve Forbes
  • Austrian economist and editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise, Edward Stringham
  • Hürriyet columnist Mustafa Akyol

We also just opened up nominations for the 2017 ISFLC Awards! 

If you know an outstanding student, event, or student group that deserves to be recognized, click here to nominate them today.

See you in February! Don’t forget to register before prices go up on January 1st.

Do you know an outstanding student, event, or student group that deserves to be recognized? Nominations for the 10th Annual International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC) Award Ceremony are now open!

Submit your choice for Student of the Year, Event of the Year, and Student Group of the Year now!

 

The ISFLC Award Ceremony is one of the highlights of the conference every year, recognizing the best in libertarian student activism. What makes the ceremony especially exciting is that the winners are nominated and voted on by students like yourself.

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After last year’s success, we’re bringing back the full Awards Dinner program with a special guest speaker and a chance to meet many of SFL’s supporters and friends.

Finalists will not only get complimentary registration to ISFLC17, and travel to the conference, but will also be admitted to the dinner — a $250 value! And, yes, you can nominate yourself.

Don’t miss your chance to choose this year’s winner!

Nominate your selections by January 15th.

And if you haven’t registered yet for ISFLC17, click here to do so now!

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Earlier this year, SFL Canada announced and launched its #FreeToChoose Nanny State Campaign. The Free To Choose campaign focuses on calling out big government ridiculousness and absurd regulations in Canada. With the #FreeToChoose campaign, Students for Liberty Canada is telling the government to get out of our lives and to stop treating adults like children.

So far, our efforts have been featured on the CBC, CTV, in the Toronto Sun and much more!

Now, we are pleased to announce that SFL Canada will be offering Canadian students activism stipends of up to $250 for Nanny State activism! This means that if you are looking to do anti-nanny state activism on campus, or in your community, SFL Canada is offering up to $250 to help make it happen!

What are Nanny State or lifestyle regulations?
Nanny state laws (or lifestyle regulations) are regulations that limit consumer choice, trample on personal freedoms, and treat adults like children.

What are some examples of nanny state regulations?

  • Proposals to put graphic warning labels on alcohol
  • Cities mandating climate change warning stickers on gas pumps
  • Plain packaging tobacco
  • Additional taxes on sugar and products like soft drinks
  • Municipalities banning peer-to-peer services like Uber and AirBnB
  • Bans on selling alcohol in corner stores 14670769_1220384978029365_7833622546745217104_n
  • Heavy restrictions on vaping
  • The continued criminalization of cannabis

Nanny state activism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Handing out “plain packaged” goods on campus
  • Getting published in your campus newspaper
  • Hosting a speaker on campus to talk about regulation
  • Protesting lifestyle regulations in a creative way
  • Writing a blog post exposing ridiculous regulations
  • Tabling on campus about lifestyle regulation

Apply for a grant today!

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Students For Liberty is pleased to announce the launch of the Speak Freely Advocate (SFA) Program.

 

The SFA program is a premier activist program designed for students looking to defend and promote free speech on their college campuses, and in their communities. SFL will be accepting 20 students from across North America to participate in this exclusive program. SFAs will take on Free Speech initiatives on campus from January through May of 2017 and will receive hands-on training and support from staff at SFL.

If free speech matters to you, and you are looking to make a difference, then we strongly encourage you to apply to the SFA program! Below are the qualifications, compensation, and obligations for students who are accepted into the SFA program:

Compensation: SFAs will be compensated with a $500 stipend upon completing the Speak Freely program.

Qualifications:

To participate in the SFA program, you must… 

  • Be a current student with an exceptional record of pro-liberty activism
  • Have prior experience in a leadership role with a pro-liberty organization

Expectations and Benefits:

  • SFAs will have their travel and accommodation paid for by SFL to attend our International Students For Liberty Conference in Washington DC from February 17th-19th.
    • SFAs will be required to participate in SFL’s Free Speech training at ISFLC.
  • SFAs will have their travel and accommodation paid for by SFL to attend our exclusive spring Free Speech Summit (April 28th-30th, 2017).
    • Attendance is required for participation in the program.
  • SFAs will be required to complete SFL’s online free speech training course.
  • SFAs will be required to host a minimum of two free speech on campus events with a total attendance of 100 students.
    • SFAs will have up to $1000 to help promote and carry out those on campus events.
  • SFAs will be expected to get four media hits during their completion of the Speak Freely program. (Media hits include published articles or media coverage of events. SFAs will work directly with SFL’s Media Associate to generate media attention.)

The deadline to apply is December 20th, so get your application in soon!

Apply to be an Advocate today!