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Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan

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Campus Coordinator

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mkeenan@redalertpolitics.com

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She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

These 17 policy reforms for millennial women are flame

(Photo: Andrew Harnik/The Associated Press)

Regardless of which political party they identify with or which presidential candidate they support, poll after poll has found what millennials really want: affordable education and more job opportunities. Two conservative women’s organizations — the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) and the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) — have recently released a set of 17 policy […]

Texas A&M College Republicans avoid endorsing Trump

Associated Press

The Texas A&M College Republicans won’t be making any sweeping statements against Donald Trump, but they won’t be endorsing him either. Chairman David Isenhour Jr. said the group will support the Republican presidential nominee, like they always have, but his statement conveyed a serious sense of reluctance. “In previous years, the Texas A&M College Republicans have not released […]

Twitter suspends conservative law professor for his response to Charlotte protestors

via Twitchy.com

University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds had some harsh words for the protestors who blocked a North Carolina highway on Wednesday night: “Run them down.” After the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, protestors took to the streets, blocking traffic and starting fires. In the chaos, one civilian was shot and a police […]

Gary Johnson tied with Trump for first among U.S. military

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Gary Johnson’s recent flub involving the Syrian city of Aleppo has not hurt his support among members of the U.S. military. In fact, Johnson is the leading candidate among active-duty military officers, members of the Navy, and the Air Force. Among the entire military force (including the Army and the Marines), Trump and Johnson are […]

Forget mandates: IWF’s conservative solution to paid family leave [VIDEO]

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Donald Trump’s new plan to guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave brought the issue into the national spotlight last week. Democrats and the media were quick to poke holes in Trump’s plan and compare it to Hillary Clinton’s. Others wrote it off as an attempt to pander to women voters. Many Republicans were unhappy with the proposed regulation, […]

College student (wearing anti-NSA spying sign) stopped from recruiting for YAL club

Image via Young Americans for Liberty

These days, it’s not unusual for campus security guards and university administrators to shut down free speech for no apparent reason — this time, a student was accused of being too “outgoing.” Dustin Winsky, a senior at Fairmont State University in West Virginia, was collecting signatures and recruiting new members to his Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) […]

Freedom to ‘ballot selfie’? Federal court to rule on banning ballot photos

Associated Press

If you don’t post a picture of yourself voting on social media, did it really happen? Well, to avoid breaking the law and getting fined, it might be best to refrain from snapping a selfie on Nov. 8. It is illegal in at least half of the states to take a photo at the polls—26 […]

Spotify launches video series encouraging millennials to vote

Paul A. Hebert/AP

Millions of millennials use Spotify to stream music online every day. As the 2016 presidential election draws closer, the company is using its influence to encourage young people to vote with a new weekly video series called Clarify. The series will explore “the intersection of music and key issues important to young people,” featuring some […]

Women’s group praises Trump’s child care, paid family leave plans

Ivanka Trump, right, watches as her father Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a policy speech on child care, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Aston, Penn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In an appearance in Pennsylvania on Tuesday with his daughter Ivanka, Donald Trump announced new proposals for paid family leave and the child care tax credit he first spoke of at the Republican National Convention in July. His plan guarantees six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers, which he said would be paid […]

Univ. of Miami Wi-Fi blocks Trump website, College Republicans blame “liberal bias”

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci,File)

Students at the University of Miami who support Republican nominee Donald Trump were surprised and disappointed last weekend to discover that his website had been blocked by the school’s Wi-Fi, while Hillary Clinton’s website was not. According to the Miami Herald, those who tried to visit donaldjtrump.com late Friday and early Saturday received an alert message […]

#ShesConservative: Young women, ridiculed for political beliefs, share their stories

Image via Facebook/Network of enlightened Women (NeW)

What kind of person comes to mind when you think of a conservative? Is it a young female college student? The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) is hoping to change some of the stereotypes surrounding conservatives and show young women that they aren’t alone with the launch of their #ShesConservative social media campaign. Just last week, […]

Rigged: 3rd-party candidates get almost no TV news coverage, study says

Associated Press

Despite the fact that Libertarian Gary Johnson is polling higher than any third-party candidate in the last 20 years, he has little chance of gaining enough support to make it into the upcoming presidential debates because he isn’t receiving any coverage on the major news networks. Johnson is currently averaging around 8 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics […]

Poll: Millennials most likely to dislike both Clinton and Trump

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A Monmouth University poll released on Monday confirmed the historically low favorability ratings of both major presidential candidates this year, and found that millennials were the most likely to dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Looking at data that goes back to 1984, the number of voters who don’t have a favorable opinion of […]

Fake story on Megyn Kelly lands in Facebook’s ‘trending topics’ section

(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

In an apparent attempt to eliminate political bias from its trending topics section, Facebook recently announced that a new algorithm would take over writing descriptions of the top news stories. However, they may have rushed to introduce this update before it was ready. The Washington Post reported that for several hours on Monday morning one […]

Colin Kaepernick: Hillary Clinton should be in jail [VIDEO]

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last week for refusing to stand during the national anthem and insisting that the Confederate flag and the American flag are the same thing. Kaepernick said he didn’t purposely time his comments to coincide with the presidential election, but he argued that both candidates represent issues with […]

Union-led ‘$12 by 2020’ group pays its workers less than $12 per hour

DENVER, CO - MAY 18: Marilyn Sorensen, a home health care provider speaks during  the Colorado Families for a Fair Wage campaign rally on the outdoor patio at Vine Street Pub on May 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  Members from the campaign were announcing the kick off for their campaign to get a ballot initiative that would raise the state minimum wage from $6.85 to $12.00 and hour. Sorensen says that she has worked for over 10 years making only $9 an hour and that she is always only one paycheck away from homelessness.  (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

A Colorado group working to pass an amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 has learned the hard way that it’s important to practice what you preach. The Washington Times’ Kelly Riddell uncovered a wage report filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that revealed 24 workers who gathered signatures for the ballot initiative were paid less […]

Mike Rowe: Telling masses to go vote “like encouraging everyone to buy an AR-15”

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You’ve heard it from Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Leonardo DiCaprio, and countless other celebrities: Get out the vote, ‘Rock the Vote,’ exercise your right, do your civic duty. Popular TV host Mike Rowe offers a different perspective: If you have to be persuaded, maybe you shouldn’t vote. “Voting is a right, not a duty and not […]

Rise of the millennial entrepreneur: Scrappy, side-hustling disrupters are “restarting America”

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Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce today. Over a quarter (27 percent) are self-employed, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and a much larger 67 percent say they plan to start their own companies. While some argue that Gen Y’s entrepreneurial mindset doesn’t necessarily reflect the actual number of young business […]

Rebellion against ‘Our Revolution’: Sanders staffers quit, saying group ‘betrays its core purpose’

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

In a live streamed address on Wednesday night Bernie Sanders launched “Our Revolution,” an organization intended to advance the “political revolution” he began during his primary campaign. The group’s purpose is to focus on ending economic inequality and taking on the “rigged” campaign finance system. But ironically, just days before the launch, eight out of its 15 […]

Report: D.C. minimum wage hike kills restaurant jobs (as these jobs grow in Virginia and Maryland)

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Washington, D.C. minimum wage hike is already negatively impacting jobs in the city. 1,400 restaurant jobs have been lost in the last six months, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute. This is the largest and fastest loss of restaurant jobs in the city in since the 2001 recession. The D.C. […]