What is the mission of the Young Conservatives Coalition?
The Young Conservatives Coalition is a DC-based, young professional conservative educational and networking organization dedicated to initiating and fostering valuable working relationships in the conservative movement for social and professional development. The YCC does not support or oppose specific candidates or legislation.
What programs does the YCC implement?
1.) Reaganpalooza (CPAC wkd) – Largest annual social gathering of young professional conservatives celebrating the legacy of President Ronald Reagan.
2.) Buckley Awards (Fall)- The Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Awards” are given out annually to a select group of young professional conservatives for significant achievements in advancing the conservative movement.
3.) Christmukkahkwanzaavus (Dec) – Largest annual non-PC Christmas party celebrating the winter holidays.
4.) “Draft Night” Happy Hour (Summer) – An annual happy hour dedicated to recruiting new young professionals into the conservative movement.
5.) Networking Sessions (Seasonal) – Networking opportunities for young professional conservatives to network with others on and off Capitol Hill.
6.) Young Conservative Leaders Fellowship – This program is a unique six-month fellowship that trains young professional conservatives on the political foundations of political conservatism. Through monthly meetings and reading our fellows interact with high profile leaders representing the major branches (economics, social, constitutional and national security) of the conservative movement.
Previous event sponsors have included The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, Townhall, HotAir, The Daily Caller, Glittarazzi, American Conservative Union, Young Republican National Federation, College Republican National Committee, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Young Americans for Freedom, WMAL DC Talk Radio 630AM/105.9FM, and others!
Who comprises the membership of YCC?
The YCC has united a diverse group of over 3,000 energetic, hard-working and dedicated young professional conservatives between the ages of 21-40 who represent leading conservative organizations on an off Capitol Hill. People join formally (via website or Facebook group page) or attend YCC events informally to network and connect with other young professionals for professional and social networking purposes making new friends, touching base with old friends and enjoying life outside of the office!
Why was the YCC created?
Soon after the 2008 presidential election, an array of young professional conservatives met in our nation’s capitol and felt more was needed to be done to ensure the sustainability of the intellectual and political achievements of the conservative movement for a new generation. The idea was simple – connect young professional conservatives to build valuable working relationships and serve as an umbrella organization for leading young conservative groups in an effort to open lines of communication. Through these relationships and conservative leadership and education programs, a new generation of activist conservatives would have the foundation and network ready to successfully advance the conservative movement in the 21st century.
What makes the YCC unique and distinct from other young conservative organizations?
The YCC is the largest young professional conservative networking organization in Washington, DC and organizes some of the largest social and professional networking events in DC. It also promotes a traditional conservative philosophy based on America’s “First Principles” or Ronald Reagan’s “3-Legged Stool” of conservatism focusing on a philosophical fusion of economic, social and national security conservatism.
While other young conservative groups focus on political activity, the YCC’s mission is to connect young professional conservatives to build valuable working relationships to advance the conservative cause and/or for job-seeking purposes.
The YCC is not affiliated with any candidate or political party. Additionally, the YCC is not another “Young Republican” group with state chapters around the country, but many of our members could be members of such groups. The Young Conservatives Coalition is registered as a 501(c)6 organization.
For further questions, media inquiries, or to have YCC sponsor an event, whom should I contact?
Please email Info@TheYCC.org or you can call (716) 440-9004. For the YCC to consider sponsoring an event, please provide us with as much information as possible in your proposal.