Laura Elizabeth Morales-Welch

Age

28

Location

University of Texas--Pan American

Occupation

Public Affairs Senior Account Executive for KGBTexas communications

Twitter

@lauraelizabethm

BIO

Laura Elizabeth Morales-Welch is a public affairs senior account executive at KGBTexas communications, with nearly ten years of experience in strategic communications and public affairs. She is passionate about helping her community and currently serves on the board of directors of LOOP (Leadership Organization of Professionals), the City of San Antonio’s Comprehensive Plan, and is actively involved with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Women In Transportation. She founded a chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and subsequently served as a spokeswoman and board member for the statewide organization. While a student, she hosted several high profile forums covering a wide range of topics, including entitlement reform and immigration. One such event– a forum on immigration– was so controversial that she received death threats for her conservative views. Liberal protesters eventually shut down the event. Never one to back down from a fight, she rescheduled the event and it was ultimately successful.

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 in other capacities?

It’s important for all youth to be involved in their communities in the capacity they feel they will make the biggest difference, but especially for those who are right-of-center. My background is in handling communications at the municipal government level and I strongly believe that people can make the biggest difference at the state and local levels. The issues that municipalities deal with are your everyday concerns like streets, drainage, energy and water, but also free market issues like economic development. There are so many different ways for right-of-center youth to get involved that they can follow their passion, no matter what it is. We needed our right-of-center young professionals to take a stand and tell our elected officials that we want innovation and free market solutions to attract the services we want and the prosperity our city needs.

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

The Millennial generation wants to know that their voice is being heard and that their concerns are actually being considered. From a communications perspective, it helps to present this in the media they like to consume in a way that’s easy to digest and also fun. Leaders inspire passion because they are passionate, likable people.The right-of-center message is all about the truth that free market solutions will bring prosperity to everyone.

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

I want the conservative movement to put our strong message of prosperity and personal freedom to work to recruit more people from every walk of life. I hope to inspire more minorities to step up and get involved in the conservative movement. I’ve experienced racism, death threats, and strong vitriol because of my passion for conservative politics. No one should have to go through that. I hope that in 10 years we won’t have to convince our opponents that it’s okay to be a Latina conservative.

Our beliefs resonate because we can actually show how the free market equates to a better life. However, the way we present our message needs some finesse. You can have the strongest, most well-researched message brought to the table by a very qualified candidate, but if you don’t present it in a way that embraces others and actively listens to the audience then the movement won’t inspire passion, which is what we need.

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