Update on our Hong Kong Petition!

Update on our Hong Kong Petition!

We delivered thousands of your petitions to the Senate asking that they pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which recently cleared the House.

And today we received these thank you videos from two of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Marco Rubio, and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch.

We will continue to update you on the progress of this important legislation.

Thank you again to everyone who sent in a petition, and thank you to the Stand For America members who support our efforts every day.

Your action is making a difference in Washington.

Adding Up Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

Adding Up Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

We’ve all known that Bernie Sanders’ socialist agenda would be expensive. But now we know exactly how costly it would be for American taxpayers.

Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute added up all of Sanders’ expensive proposals and found that, in total, Sanders is proposing $97.5 trillion in new spending over the next ten years.

The result of these proposals? The government would employ 50% of American workers, spend 70% of the U.S. economy on government programs, and add $90 trillion to the national debt.

Check out our infographic below totaling his proposals:

2,000 reasons to be hopeful about the next generation

2,000 reasons to be hopeful about the next generation

If you listen to or read the mainstream news, you would think there are a lot of reasons to be discouraged about the next generation of Americans.

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reported that belief in patriotism, God and family is in a free fall among Millennials and Gen Zers. And a Gallup poll shows support for socialism on the rise with younger voters.

But this past weekend, I found a reason to be hopeful.

Actually, I found almost 2,000 reasons. Last Sunday, I joined Congressman Dan Crenshaw in participating in the inaugural Youth Summit in Houston, Texas, where almost 2,000 high school and college students joined us to find how they can become more involved in politics, government, and public service.

The response from students was amazing. From The Texan:

Fourteen-year-old Hailey told The Texan that she came to the summit because she is concerned about policies that might infringe on 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.

Hailey already knew a lot about the Bill of Rights, but said, “I learned more about the background of some of the [socialist] policies, and about the Democratic Socialism that they’re trying to force on us.”  

It was truly inspiring.

I have great faith in the next generation of conservatives and all of us have a responsibility to ensure their success. These young people are ready to use the power of their voices. When they are educated with good facts, they will make the right decisions. Unfortunately, many of them face intimidating environments on their campuses. That’s why showing them our support, through events like the Houston Youth Summit, is one of the most important things we can do.

We face big challenges at home and around the world. It is easy to focus on the scandals and the partisan rancor; it is easy to lose sight of the good and the right with the constant barrage of politicians and pundits telling us what is wrong.

That’s why I try to remind myself every single day: Even on our worst day, we are blessed to be Americans. We are blessed to live in a country where close to 2,000 high school and college students drove hours to participate in an event that celebrated freedom, capitalism, and patriotism. We are blessed to live in a country where hope and perseverance prevail.

These young Americans are a large part of the reason why I started Stand For America and why we are getting ready to launch a student program.

The next generation of conservatives is counting on us. I hope you will all join us in empowering them.