Grant Strobl

unnamed

Age

20

Location

Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Occupation

Board of Governors, Young Americans for Freedom

Twitter

@GrantStrobl

Grant currently serves on the Board of Governors of Young Americans for Freedom, a project of Young America’s Foundation. He has been involved in conservative campus activism with YAF for more than 5 years at his high school and at the University of Michigan, hosting events that have reached thousands of students. Grant has appeared on Fox News for his efforts to reinstate a screening of “American Sniper” and for exposing a department chair who penned an article stating “I hate Republicans.” He has published articles in YAF’s blog the New Guard, Red Alert Politics, the Detroit News, and in Fox News’ Copy That Newsletter.

He is heavily involved in Michigan political campaigns and sits on Michigan’s 14th District Republican Congressional Committee. He has interned for Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election campaign, the Committee on House Administration, and for Hannity on Fox News Channel.

What was the biggest factor in your success?

The safest path is not always the best path. My mentors have always encouraged me to take risks, and stand up for what I believe in. When you have confidence in your beliefs, and are respectful, there is no need to worry about the naysayers. If I gave up when high school administrators tried to stop me from hosting conservative speakers, and when college professors and administrators tried to silence conservative beliefs, I would not be where I am today.

What advice would you give to other millennials?

The adage that all politics is local is true; advancing your ideas often has a greater impact when you start your own conservative group at your high school, college, or in your community, as opposed to writing for blogs in the conservative echo chamber. Unlike universities that want you to seek safe spaces, in order to make a difference you have to actively seek unsafe spaces. It is in these unsafe spaces, as an activist, where you learn how to take risks, debate, deal with adversity, build teams, and bring ideas to fruition. Start local, but think bigger.

Does the GOP have a future and why?

I am convinced that our generation will be the conservative generation because we will be responsible for tackling a nearly $20 trillion debt, an entitlement program that we won’t be benefiting from, and the ballooning cost of higher education caused by the unintended consequences of government intervention. We will have no choice but to solve these problems under the realization that the big government solutions of the past don’t work. Unfortunately, millennials are underrepresented in Republican Party politics, and subsequently the Republican Party has a demographic problem. The Republican Party–and our country–has a bright future, but it is on us, young conservatives, to make it so.

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