School: Young Americans for Liberty at UCSD and the California Review
My Project: The California Review is a libertarian newspaper at the University of California San Diego. The paper was entirely conservative for thirty years until the editorial board of the paper was filled entirely by libertarians (and members of YAL!) in 2010 and we plan to keep it that way. The newspaper is a key way to reach out to our 30,000 students on campus and spread libertarian ideals and philosophy. For thirty years the newspaper has been funded by the university, but only enough to produce three issues per year. We'd like to break our dependency on the school by publishing more copies more often, gaining readers and advertisers along the way, and becoming the prominent newspaper on campus. Our plan is to switch from an all-volunteer staff to gradually hiring student writers by the end of the school year, and by 2014 we'd like to rent a cheap campus office so we don't have to meet at the library to produce our issues. Help fund the liberty movement directly at the roots! Check out our website at www.californiareview.net
Funding: Printing 1000 copies of a single issue in black and white costs around $200.00 only for printing - the twenty-person staff at the California Review works entirely for free. We'd love help getting the newspaper off the ground - the more we print the more writers and potential advertisers we can reach.