Let the Maryland conservative grassroots movement begin!

Don Irvine, Chairman of Accuracy in Media

Maryland Young Americans for Freedom hosted a meeting on Saturday at the Stained Glass Pub in Glenmont where YAF affiliates from national and local conservative groups met to discuss the future of Maryland and the importance of grassroots movements like ours.

Key speakers during the meeting included Don Irvine, Chairman of Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia; Brendan Madigan, former Conservative Republican candidate for Comptroller in 2010; Sam Hale, candidate for Maryland State Chair; Jordan Marks, Executive Director of Young Americans for Freedom; and Tonya Tiffany, who spoke to us about the Maryland Conservative Action Network.

Young Americans for Freedom celebrated its 50th birthday this

YAF MD State Chair Adam Cassandra

year, but it is just getting started in Maryland. YAF State Chair Adam Cassandra spoke about the future of YAF in Maryland, and how we are really working on starting chapters in both high school and college campuses. We are in the midst of starting our own chapter at UMBC and are looking forward to providing students on our liberally-drenched campus with an outlet for their conservative opinions.

Part of the grassroots conservative effort has to do with communication. It is crucial for different groups to have some sort of unity in order to spread the word. Tonya Tiffany brought our attention to the Maryland Conservative Action Network, which provides the opportunity for different groups to coordinate ideas and events in order to get the information and ideas to everyone in the most effective way. There is an Inaugural Conference event on January 8th at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, from 9:00am – 5:00pm during which Charles Lollar and numerous other outstanding conservative figures will be speaking about this wonderful opportunity. Please register ahead of time for $40 in order to guarantee a spot. Otherwise, it is $50 at the door. More information can be found at the MD CAN blog: http://mdcan.wordpress.com/.

Jordan Marks, Executive Director of YAF

It can often be discouraging to be anything other than a Democrat or liberal in this deep-blue state in which it is nearly impossible to get a Republican elected, which was seen all-too-clearly in the 2010 elections. That is why Maryland needs this grassroots conservative movement to motivate citizens on principle and progress on the foundations that make this country great. Jordan Marks, Executive Director of Young Americans for Freedom, stated his desires, which are certainly shared by everyone by conservative Marylanders everywhere: “I would love to see Maryland get taken over from the bottom.” This is the epitome of grassroots, and it all starts with you and me.


About Kristin
1L student at UB School of Law.

One Response to Let the Maryland conservative grassroots movement begin!


    i REALLY HAD HIGH HOPES THIS LAST ELECTION. Maryland no longer wants anything called conservative and it’s a state goal to completely ignore the Constitution. I am certain even Custer knew at some point he should have retreated. I have no idea what a democrat would have to do in this state not to get elected, except maybe say he was a republican.

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