The Hill just published an article by Brandon Conradis on CPAC and YAF's participation. The piece quotes Carlos Vazquez, the president of the Young America's Foundation chapter at The George Washington University; Alyssa Farah, a graduate of YAF's National Journalism Center; and Ron Meyer, program officer for Young America's Foundation.
Here's the full piece: *The Hill*
This year in particular, with the presidential election getting closer by the day, there’s a feeling of unity among conservatives. Ron Meyer, a spokesman for Young America’s Foundation, cites the disappointment many young people feel with the Obama administration as a key source of motivation for those attending the conference.
“Young people are feeling the heat,” he says. “They’re disappointed that the promises from the president haven’t panned [out].”
Meyer sees CPAC as an opportunity to get them more involved.
“It’s a chance to get young people energized … to give them the intellectual firepower,” he says.