Young Americans for Freedom

Founded at UW-Madison: Spring semester 2015

Type of Ideology: Ultra-conservative

Membership: Around 50, executive board of about 15

Social Media: Facebook

National Web Site: click here

Campus Incidents:

  1. Ben Shapiro speech and protests – November 2016, days after Trump’s election. The event got nationwide right-wing publicity and the aftermath included the outing of a trans woman and the proposal of a protester restrictions bill by the Wisconsin State Legislature.
  2. Steve Forbes speech and protests – April 2017. Forbes was protested by multiple communist and socialist groups because YAF brought him in. Many protesters were concerned about Forbes’ ties to the national YAF organization, where two board members have ties to a PAC that funds white nationalists.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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