Lauren Day

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Age

29

School

Abilene Christian University (B.S.) and Syracuse University (M.A. and M.S.)

Occupation

Director of External Affairs at the Leadership Institute

Twitter

@LaurenHartDay

BIO

Lauren Day is the director of external affairs at the Leadership Institute, where she oversees LI’s brand reputation and public image externally through building strategic partnerships, while managing marketing and communication activities.

Previously, Lauren worked for a conservative Texas Congressman on Capitol Hill, reported on foreign direct investment news at China Briefing Media located in Shanghai, China, managed marketing campaigns and business development as the marketing coordinator for a engineering firm headquartered in Texas, coordinated press interviews at Abilene Christian University as a media relations specialist, and taught a graphics course for three semesters to 120 college sophomores and juniors at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as an instructional associate. During college, Lauren interned at advertising agency—GSD&M—on the SBC (now AT&T) media planning account and at worldwide public relations agency Weber Shandwick Worldwide.

As a sixth-generation Texan, Lauren has lived in four countries and traveled to more than 19. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Abilene Christian University in her home state of Texas, receiving the Best Representative of the Year award during one of her terms in student congress and was also elected to the Homecoming Queen Court. Lauren completed the public diplomacy graduate program at Syracuse University in New York, where she received a M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.

Lauren was elected in February 2014 as Secretary of the Arlington/Falls Church Young Republicans club, Virginia’s largest YR club. She and her husband Nate live in Arlington,Virginia and are members of Cherrydale Baptist Church, where Lauren has been teaching seventh and eighth grade girls in Sunday School since 2011.

 

Why is it important that at this particular point in time, right-of-center youth become involved publicly, whether in politics, media, their communities, or another capacity?

We live in a world of political correctness — where we shall not upset any group with our speech or behavior. This keeps many who are right-of-center silent, afraid to get involved in the public square for fear of conflict and loss of popularity. This anxiety grows into an apathetic view of one’s ability to engage and influence the political process, and thus it creates a vacuum for liberals to fill and cultivate. If you abdicate, they will speak for you. We all have something to offer society — so speak up, get walking, show up, start writing, and begin serving! It’s high time we become more public with our conservative principles and proposed solutions.

 

What must elected officials and others in positions of leadership do to make a right-of-center message resonate with the Millennial generation?

I’d like to see right-of-center mentorship programs that engage a wider audience of Millennials so we can learn, so our leaders can impart their wisdom, and together we can chart a path forward. Creating more opportunities for this collaboration in the decision-making process will benefit the country for generations to come.

 

Where would you like to see the conservative movement in 10 years — and how can it get there?

I want to see a conservative movement that is so effective that we stop turning to government for solutions. Instead, let’s activate creative entrepreneurs, flourishing families, gospel-focused churches, and sharing communities.

Thirty Under Thirty – 2014

Polititainment

Presidential Trump is drowsy
Donald Trump has given America a glimpse of how he’ll lead as president: in a drowsy state of mine. In the latest installment of “On the Road to the White House,” Stephen Colbert discussed Super Tuesday 4 on Wednesday’s The Late Show. Tuesday will eventually be known as “Day 1 Year Zero of Before Trump Time,” Colbert claimed. In […]
Minaj dedicates song to Trump, Biden
During her Tuesday night TIME 100 Gala Performance, Nicki Minaj gave a shout-out to Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Washington Examiner reports that Trump, unfortunately, was no longer there at the time of the performance: “I’m very political, and I would like to dedicate a song, just in the spirit of unity, to Joe Biden and Donald […]
Hillary panders to every demographic
Thanks to Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert learned that African-Americans commonly carry around hot sauce, he admitted on Monday’s The Late Show. Hillary recently appeared The Breakfast Club radio show, where she answered she always carries hot sauce with her. When an interviewer said people would say she was pandering to black people, she asked “okay, is it working?” “I […]
'Hamilton' creator raps for Puerto Rico
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on Puerto’s Rico’s debt crisis, inviting a Puerto Rican broadway star to explain the island’s plight. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, was mentioned along with other famous Puerto Ricans, including judges from American Idol and the Supreme Court, and athletes. Oliver showed a clip of Miranda speaking about the island’s “crisis,” […]
Ironic: Clinton has "Scandal" fundraiser
On April 27, Hillary Clinton will throw a swanky fundraiser with several cast members from the ABC hit show Scandal. Scandal is an enormously popular show about the seedy side of the seat of power — the sort of thing a leading political candidate ought to dismiss as pure fiction, rather than bring it into […]

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2016

VP: Who should Trump pick to win millennials?
If Sen. Ted Cruz gets to pick a vice presidential candidate — while in a distant second place — certainly Donald Trump could consider doing the same thing. Whether he picks a VP now or at the convention, this pick will be incredibly critical to his chances in November. Trump needs to consider a variety […]
Hillary: Play your "woman card" (literally)
Hillary Clinton is not only embracing the accusation that she is “playing the woman card,” she wants all of her women supporters to play the game with her. Clinton’s women’s outreach director Mini Timmaraju emailed supporters on Thursday advertising a limited time opportunity to receive their own literal “woman card,” in exchange for a campaign donation. “We’ve been […]
Trump vs. Clinton: Who would win the youth vote?
Washington Examiner columnist Lisa Boothe, Democratic Pollster Jessica Tarlov, and Red Alert Politics Editor Ron Meyer joined Making Money with Charles Payne on Fox News to discuss a new Harvard University poll claiming millennials would pick Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
The "woman card" vs. the Trump card
As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump close in on their respective party nominations, they have started trading barbs about Clinton’s alleged use of the so-called “woman card.” Donald Trump used his victory speech on Tuesday evening to knock Hillary for allegedly running on her gender instead of on her record. “I think the only card […]
Cruz needed Kasich, not Carly: Now, it's over
Two weeks ago, the Republican nomination was Sen. Ted Cruz’s to lose. Yes, he had fewer votes and first-ballot delegates, but he was keeping Donald Trump under the 1237 threshold and winning delegates for the second ballot and beyond. Cruz was on his way to a resounding second ballot victory, but then his campaign made […]

Policy

Elon Musk prefers subsidies over capitalism
Elon Musk is a popular entrepreneur, but he’s also skilled at getting subsidies from the government. Musk is “perhaps the most prominent case of cronyism in modern history,” Veronique de Rugy wrote in Reason. Socializing risk and privatizing profits has been routine for Musk, even though his wealth is estimated at $14 billion. “He has […]
Venezuela can't afford to print new money
The sad farce of the Venezuelan economy has peaked as the government has run out of money to pay for its money. “Venezuela is scrambling to print new bills fast enough to keep up with the torrid pace of price increases. Most of the cash, like nearly everything else in the oil-exporting country, is imported. […]
FL Gov. runs ad bashing $15 min. wage... in CA
The Florida governor is using California’s $15 minimum wage as an opportunity – to lure companies to the Sunshine State. “Ready to leave California? Go to Florida instead – no state income tax, and Gov. Scott has cut regulations,” an ad running in Los Angeles and San Francisco stated. The ad is part of a […]
Regulation has stifled $4 trillion economic growth
The increasing burden of regulations since the 1970s has strangled $4 trillion of GDP from the American economy. That eye-popping figure comes from a new working paper out of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University that calculated the cumulative cost of regulations and their economic effect. “Had regulation been held constant at levels observed […]
The unseen effects of the $15 minimum wage
Speculation of the consequences of raising the minimum wage has experts worried as a $15 change puts cities and states in unfamiliar territory. “It’s a grand experiment with potentially profound consequences — some good, some bad — that could extend far beyond the borders of the nation’s two largest states, with ramifications for the health and direction of the U.S. […]