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Want to help support student leaders across the world? Today you’ve got a chance to GIVE TWICE in support of Students For Liberty’s work to promote freedom worldwide.

Students For Liberty received a generous financial commitment to promote liberty and freedom on college and university campuses throughout the U.S.

But in order to realize our matching grant, we must raise additional support on Giving Tuesday.

Here’s the scoop: SFL received confirmation that every penny we raise will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000. That means that your gift today will be doubled and will go a long way in bringing the ideas of economic and social liberty to the next generation.

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This “Multiplier for Liberty” on Giving Tuesday will allow us to continue to grow our education efforts on  free market ideas, developing smart and capable leaders of liberty, and empowering them to make their university campuses and their lives ultimately free.

We can’t let this opportunity to impact the lives of the young people who care about freedom slide, and I hope you’ll join us in this endeavor. Join our matching gift drive here.

Contribute now and let’s build up pro-liberty students  who will be the leaders for freedom tomorrow.

DOUBLE your gift to SFL!

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In the spirit of “Black Friday” we’re celebrating capitalism and all the wonderful things it brings us, from good food and more free time to events like the ISFLC!

Today, for one day only, you can register for the Tenth Annual International Students For Liberty Conference at a deep discount of $30 off. Yes – $30 off – which means student registration is only $10 and general admission is $45! Use code “Black Friday.”

Have friends that still need to register? Let them know about the discount today: 

 

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Don’t know what to expect from ISFLC? Check out what attendees had to say about last year’s conference:

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“The International Students For Liberty Conference was the best conference I have ever attended. I was surrounded by a diverse group of individuals and tremendous speakers who transformed my views of libertarianism. This conference is the reason why I will proudly advocate for freedom around my campus and bring like-minded individuals together to create a brighter future around me.”

– Reagan Brooks, Campus Coordinator

 

Click here to explore this year’s program and special features. 

We’re looking forward to an amazing weekend with speakers like:

  • 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 

Register early, before our deal runs out! 

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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!

14956477_1205807156124391_4375239080887209463_nLast Wednesday, the day after the election, the Troy University Young Americans for Liberty/Students For Liberty chapter held an event for the campus to express their opinion of the election from their “Soap Box.” We built a small platform to act as the “Soap Box” and gave people a megaphone to proselytize to the masses their thoughts and opinions on the election, the future of America, and honestly whatever they wanted. It started off slow, with people confused as to what was going on, and then more and more people came by and caught onto the idea and participated.

Troy is a fairly conservative school overall, but we also have a large international population, so it was interesting to see people come up and speak on various social issues across the political spectrum. We had people bashing on Trump and him winning, others rejoicing that Clinton lost.

There was one solemn young man who was just disgusted with the election and the future of America with a Trump presidency. 14440618_1205806272791146_8336600232128622873_nOthers came forward in support of Trump and had a soothing optimism for the future. Many more got up and encouraged unity in this time of transition. International students got up and spoke of their thoughts about America and future relations with their countries.

Many people expressed a need to turn towards religion and faith going forward. And as I was ready to wrap up for the day, something interesting happened. A Trump supporter who had spoken earlier in the day came back and got back on his soap box to speak again, and unlike much of the typical hate and negativity that was wrought by this election he spoke to the people with a great fiery support for the future and as he spoke a crowd gathered around to listen and instead of the Trump supporter just rambling on a dialogue opened up, all of the sudden people from across the political spectrum were talking about issues, not just promises and fear mongering, but real issues. (more…)

October was a busy month at Students For Liberty. Read the highlights of what our North American team have been up to!

Regional Conference season in full swing!

TVirginia RChis weekend sees our final two events in what has been an extraordinary Regional Conference season. During October, hundreds of students across North America have come together to discuss the ideas of liberty. From Utah to Florida, young people interested in various aspects of creating a free society heard from a diverse range of speakers, ranging from sex worker rights activists to ex-SFLers who have become libertarian economics professors.

Students across North America “Get Out The Liberty”

Our Get Out The Liberty (#GOTL) campaign was wildly successful. So far, we’ve accepted 75 applications for these $250 grants, which are aimed at activism and recruitment for pro-liberty groups on campus. Events funded by the grants have ranged from tabling and recruitment drives to our nationwide Deep Web screenings. Based on the success of the GOTL campaign, we’ve now launched our Peace, Love, Liberty grant program: aiming to promote non-interventionist foreign policy.

Ethan FSBig free speech rally at UMD

Huge congratulations to our activists at College Park Students For Liberty, who hosted a well-attended free speech rally that generated substantial media coverage. The event saw SFLers collaborate with Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery, as well as other campus groups. Ethan Pritchard, the Chapter President of SFL College Park, told the audience that universities are “sending a message that it’s okay to shelter yourself and to just go without hearing other people’s opinions and that you’ll be fine your entire life, and that’s not how it is.”

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