Press release follows, congratulations to Jared, he's done a fine job developing the YAL AND in getting Dr. Paul to visit. If you need more information, pm me
WAKE FOREST YOUNG AMERICANS FOR LIBERTY
Campus Box 7105 1834
Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Contact: Jared Fuller
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 P.M. EDT, March 31, 2009
STUDENT GROUP TO HOST FORMER PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL RON PAUL WINSTON-SALEM, NC, APRIL 20, 2009: At Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, the WFU Young Americans for Liberty and WFU College Republicans will host Congressman Ron Paul to address the student body and general public. The doors are set to open at 7:00 PM on April 20th and media is welcome to cover the event. The event is free and open to the public.
Congressman Paul is the House Representative of Texas Congressional District 14. Dr. Paul received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and soon went on to serve in the US Air Force as a flight surgeon. After his service, Dr. Paul turned to politics serving as a Republican Congressman in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Dr. Paul left Capitol Hill to return to his medical practice where he delivered over 4000 babies. Dr. Ron Paul then returned to the House of Representatives in 1997, where he has held his seat ever since. He currently resides on the House Banking Committee where he is a strong advocate for the Constitution, sound money, civil liberties and fiscal conservatism. Dr. Paul ran for President in 2008 before dropping out shortly before the Republican National Convention nominated John McCain.
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is a newly founded chapter-based organization established as a continuation of Students for Ron Paul. They support constitutional conservatives, libertarians, and classical liberals who desire to advance the causes of their principles on liberty; “winning on principal,” is the mission statement of YAL. The Ron Paul event is only one of many events that the WFU Young Americans for Liberty will be hosting for their first annual WFU Liberty Week, a weeklong collection of events promoting liberty oriented ideals and causes.
Introducing Ron Paul at the event will be William “BJ” Lawson. BJ was a Republican congressional candidate in 2008 for North Carolina’s 4th District who was endorsed by Congressman Paul. Like Dr. Paul, BJ is an advocate for limited-government, free-markets and civil liberties.
The event is a tremendous success for Wake Forest YAL as a student organization, having only secured official University recognition in February of 2009; it is a testament to the notion that younger generations are growing tired of invasive government policies and are now searching out new ways for their voices to be heard.