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CFACT at SIUE takes a hike!
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Hugh Mandrell, CFACT collegian at the University of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and the rest of his chapter took a nature hike on their scenic forested campus that includes natural highlights such as the American Bellflower and Milkweed. The robust hike among the luscious wooded area was conducted with the attentiveness that is necessary when it comes to the important issues surrounding forest and wildlife conservation. Mandrell and his proud...
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U. of Minnesota students learn about CFACT’s mission
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Stephen Jones, CFACT's National Field Coordinator, made a stop at the University of Minnesota recently to help boost the morale of their chapter. The extensive and introductory talk, which took place at one of the meetings, further oriented them with the mission of CFACT and its founding. The talk was centered around the ideas of capitalism and how it can be used to help address environmental issues that the world...
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CFACT’s deer conservation effort at G.M.U.
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Recently, George Mason University collegian Sammy Yang helped spread awareness about deer conservation to students. Since it's important to care about animal populations, it's imperative to prevent the overpopulation of wildlife. A problem that needs to be curtailed is the overpopulation of deer which endangers them by increasing much more risky and frequent interaction with humans as well as the spread of disease. Most people, when initially broaching the issue,...
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Free speech wall reigns at University of Michigan – Dearborn
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Upon National Field Coordinator Stephen Jones's trip to the University of Michigan - Dearborn's campus, students welcomed the free speech wall with open thoughts. As it is known, free speech is rapidly going extinct on many college campuses around the world. Since capitalistic ideas about solving environmental issues are very much at odds with those of current mainstream educational thought, free speech is very important to get these ideas across....
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Minnesota CFACT students hike Minnehaha Creek and Falls
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To foster an appreciation for nature and sound stewardship the CFACT chapter at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities organized a hike of Minnehaha Creek and Falls. CFACT club members pose along the hike. According to the park website, Minnehaha Regional park is "One of Minneapolis' oldest and most popular parks" and "features a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, and river overlooks, attracting more than 850,000 visitors annually." "Minnehaha Falls...
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CFACT ‘trick or treats’ LibertyCon in Miami!
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This previous weekend, CFACT sponsored Students For Liberty's LibertyCon student gathering to bring the message of free market environmentalism to a broader audience. The event, which took place in Miami, Florida, was attended by both domestic and international groups and students who are dedicated to preserving and advancing the cause and principles of liberty. During the visit, CFACT's mission was shared with freedom-loving students from around the world ranging from...
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President Craig Rucker speaks at the University of South Carolina
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Last week, prior to Hurricane Ian making landfall in South Carolina, CFACT president Craig Rucker spoke to the University of South Carolina's Turning Point U.S.A. chapter on free market environmentalism. The speech, which was well received, helped educate conservative students on how free market economic principles can be applied to environmental issues. During his speech, he used topical examples of current environmental activists, politicians and the highly restrictive laws, policies...
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CFACT Policy Analyst Shakira Jackson takes part in L.I. event
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Shakira Jackson, CFACT's policy analyst, recently made a visit to the Leadership Institute's September Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast. John Koons, the Republican National Committee Director of Youth Engagement, headlined the gourmet breakfast buffet that engaged those involved with the conservative and libertarian movement. CFACT's role is very much a part of this sector of current events as we strive to make allies with both movements. Jackson's participation in this event...
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Dartmouth Fellow pens op-ed criticizing radical green groups
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Jonathan "Jack" Nicastro, a CFACT Driessen Fellow from Dartmouth College, published an op-ed on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) website titled "Progressives Need Democracy, Not Technocracy." The piece criticizes environmental groups' penchant for strong regulatory action to achieve their goals. Since the Left advocates for democracy, why then do they also embrace unaccountable regulatory actions affecting wide swaths of the economy, Nicastro asks. Here is an excerpt: "Rules issued by...
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GMU’s Sammy Yang brings CFACT to campus
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Sammy Yang, our collegian at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, helped spread the CFACT word about the benefits of fracking and helped debunk common media falsehoods. The table, which was set up in the Johnson Center (known as the J.C. among students) featured a creative draw in order to attract students into interacting with representatives that helped give a different perspective on this environmental energy issue. Students who approached...
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities chapter tables at “ExploreU” recruitment event
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New club members sign up to get involved with CFACT on campus! The CFACT chapter at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, successfully spent a day recruiting new club members at the school-wide "ExploreU" event. The ExploreU event is an opportunity for freshmen to learn about the student organizations on campus and get involved. Taking place in Huntington Bank Stadium, the event is attended by 4,000 students. Naturally, CFACT attended...
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U of M Dearborn Students Learn About Fracking
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This week, CFACT visited the birthplace of the Ford Motor Company as Stephen Jones, our National Field Coordinator, surveyed University of Michigan Dearborn students on fracking.  Assisting him was Rachel Hart, the Leadership Institute field representative for Michigan. The University of Michigan Dearborn is a university that CFACT is attempting to grow it's presence at making L.I.’s assistance very appreciated. Fracking, the topic of this outreach, is the process of...
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Policy Analyst Shakira Jackson Takes Part in Revolution 2022
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CFACT policy analyst, Shakira Jackson traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the recent Revolution 2022 conference. The conference, which was done in association with the Young Americans for Liberty foundation, took place from August 4th to August 6th. Partnership was also established with the Liberty Candidate Academy. The message and intent of the conference is one that CFACT proudly stands behind and that message is in the name of the...
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CFACT’s Stephen Jones attends LI training classes
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CFACT is proud to introduce its newest staff member, Stephen Jones to the National Field Coordinator position. Jones graduated from George Mason University in 2020 with a degree in Media Production & Criticism and has previously worked as a political cartoonist and marketing intern at L. Brent Bozell's Media Research Center. In addition to his National Field Coordinator position, he also manages the CFACT campus social media accounts. This past...
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Pennsylvania Collegians host how to contact your legislator training!
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Today, many young people are not taught the basics of many subjects in life. In the political world, one such area that young people are lacking in is how to engage in the political process. CFACT Driessen Fellow Shakira takes a selfie during her "how to write your legislator" training event. Many students complain that legislators are not listening to them, so CFACT Driessen Fellow Shakira Jackson organized an event...
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