Young Americans for
1992, Member SOC
that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough
to take it all away."
the FIU Young Americans for Freedom website
last official meeting for Spring 2005 will be on Tuesday
April 12, at 6:30pm on the patio of Gracie's Grill
(look for the YAF logo banner). In case of inclement
weather, the meeting will be inside Gracie's Grill near
the door to the patio area. Our regular Summer
& Spring 2005 meeting dates are still to be
FIU YAFer Spotlight
including Former VP Sean Savitt, and current officers Ian
Merkel and Cesar Vasquez upheld a 12 year old tradition
on election day November 2, 2004.
election cycle, YAFers attend the victory party for
whichever one of the major Presidential candidates they
feel better represents conservative values and issues.
This year, YAFers attended the Bush/Cheyney re-election
victory party which lasted till past 2am due to the
closeness of the vote.
YAFers Ian Merkel and Sean Savitt
hold up Bush/Cheyney campaign literature (left).
FIU YAFer Cesar Vasquez holds up a
"Sportsmen for Bush" sign (right).
Above, a giant screen monitors the vote count as
reported by various different networks.
a non-partisan organization and does not formally
endorse any candidate or any political party.
Young Americans for Freedom is America's
oldest and most respected conservative youth
organization. YAF was founded in 1960 and was pivotal
winning Barry Goldwater the Republican Presidential
FIU YAF was founded during the 1992 Presidential
campaign, and has been active through the years
participating in such varied events as presidential
campaigns, the 2000 recount protests, and the 9/11
the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks,
FIU YAF issued these buttons to it's
members and gave them out at recruitment
were all affected by the tragic events of
September 11, 2001. Throughout the years, Young
Americans for Freedom was at the forefront of
calling for stronger national defense and dealing
with terrorist organizations effectively.
In this a
time for national unity and introspection, YAF
joins the rest of the nation in rememberance of
the victims of these crimes and those affected by
them. We also call for the nation to rally behind
President Bush in the war on terrorism, and call
for swift justice against the perpetrators of
are a few links dealing specifically with the
9-11 attacks. FIU YAF would like to make one
suggestion to anyone who thinks they can not
possibly make a difference;
Fly your flag and fly it
- Saved by
the militia: Read about how the
only one of the hijacked planes was kept from its
target by the intervention of the unorganized
for Dollars: Were the attacks of
9/11/2001 actually the second
round of attacks against the United States? If
so, what were the first?
- FIU YAF
resolution: Read our take on what
the President had to say on September 20, 2001
- Only guns
can stop Terrorists: Read
John Lott's WSJ article about how it's harder to
victimize armed citizens.
- Are You
Ready? Although we at
YAF are by no means alarmists, we do believe in
self reliance and preparedness. In this
spirit, we'd like to refer you to a publication
by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
entitled "A Guide to Citizen
YAF Founding member John Suarez was recently
spotted on the official White House website sitting
next to National Security advisor Condoleeza Rice
during a 2002 Press conference Where President
Bush announced an initiative for a new Cuba.
Click picture for the full story.
FIU YAFers Call for the
release of freedom fighter Ly Tong
to go to story
History of YAF at FIU
YAF has been around since 1992, and has a long and
distinguished history of activism.
YAF officers participate in the 2000
Presidential election recount protest. YAFers
helped out by handing out printed and home made
signs as well as leading
the crowd in political chants and in singing the Star
meet with Phyllys Schlafly after a 1993 lecture
click picture to go to FIU YAF history page