AFF-Chicago’s 2011 Annual Report
￼So many people have told me that Millennials are a lost cause. They say young adults are not receptive to the ideas of free markets, limited government, and individual liberty.
But the main reason young people do not embrace liberty is because they have never been asked.
AFF is asking Chicagoans to consider the moral case for liberty: How profit is a signal that a business is serving people well; why persuasion is superior to force; how the freedom to choose is fundamental.
I think AFF’s greatest accomplishment this year was getting in front of new audiences. We engaged Chicagoans at the Printers Row Lit Fest, where, for years prior, there had been only communist book stalls. And I debated a Chicago Teachers Union staffer in the Main Debate at Bughouse Square, which was later broadcast on public television and radio. You can view this and many of AFF’s other events at youtube.com/affchicago.
We are challenging young professionals’ premises and presenting them with the truth that liberty is the morally superior alternative to statism.
As we prepare to turn the corner into a new year, I would like to ask you to make a year-end gift to AFF in Chicago. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your contributions are tax-deductible.
$10, $25, $100…everything helps us as we prepare to bring Chicago’s young professionals expanded programming during a pivotal election year. Please click here to donate online.
After all, wouldn’t you prefer to make a gift to liberty in Chicago than to the ever-growing bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.?
On behalf of our extraordinary volunteer committee, thank you for supporting AFF in Chicago. I can’t wait for 2012.
Richard Lorenc and AFF’s Chicago Committee: Eric Kohn, Kate Piercy, Laura Ullman, Heather Wilhelm, and John Yackley