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

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Super Bowl 50 ad: 'Bud Light Party'
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Jesse Watters talks with Sanders fans
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'Lenny Letter' dismisses GOP women
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2016

Rubio winning millennials, beating Hillary in Nov.
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Ted Cruz pulls ad featuring porn star [VIDEO]
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Policy

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UT campus police fines man for 'offensive speech'
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