It takes courage for a conservative high school student to stand up for her beliefs, but that’s exactly what Lyons Township High School senior Leslie M. did when the radical left came after her for trying to start a Turning Point USA chapter at her school.
Leslie didn’t back down. She mustered the courage to take on bullying students AND her left-wing school board when launching her Turning Point USA chapter.
I’m so proud of Leslie for standing up for our conservative principles, and I’m fighting to ensure that more students like Leslie have the resources and reinforcements to fight back against the all-out assault on our America and conservatism by the radical Left.
Leslie’s story is all too common on high school and college campuses across the country.
Organized pressure campaigns from leftist students and teachers, anonymous online harassment and bullying, and biased administrators make it incredibly hard for young conservatives to stand up for conservative principles on campus.
But Turning Point USA is making a difference. With a presence at more than 3,000 high school and college campuses nationwide, we’re equipping the next generation of conservatives with the tools, resources, and courage to fight back against the radical Left.
The video above is the culmination of 8 months of harassment Leslie and her fellow conservatives endured as they tried to start this Turning Point USA chapter. As Leslie explains in her speech before her local school board, her team attempted to start this TPUSA chapter in January of this year and were immediately met with resistance from students and community members.
In addition to organizing a petition drive that drew hundreds of signatures, leftist opponents sent heinous messages to Leslie and her conservative friends. The same liberals who preach tolerance and acceptance ridiculed and bullied Leslie and the other members of her TPUSA chapter.
After months of delay, administrators denied Leslie’s petition to recognize the TPUSA club, citing several ridiculous reasons and even lying to Leslie and TPUSA students. Administrators unfairly applied arbitrary rules and restrictions to deter Leslie and her fellow conservatives from chartering their club.
The Left uses every trick in the book to target, harass, and discourage conservative students from organizing Turning Point USA chapters on their high school and college campuses. They’re terrified students will hear viewpoints that challenge the dominant left-wing narrative on campus.
Turning Point USA’s mission is to educate students about the importance of individual liberty, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government…
… and our mission is more important than ever, which is why I’m counting on you to invest in thousands of conservative leaders like Leslie this school year by making your tax-deductible contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, or even $25 right away.
TPUSA leaders don’t surrender to the radical Left.
Instead, like Leslie, they stand up and fight back.
Help us ensure they have the resources to win the ideological battle on campus.
Keep up the Fight,
Founder & CEO
Turning Point USA
P.S. Leslie M. is just one of thousands of young conservatives who have been threatened, harassed, and bullied by leftist students, teachers, and administrators on high school and college campuses all over the country. Turning Point USA equips students like Leslie with the tools and courage they need to fight back—and WIN.
Watch the video of Leslie’s speech to her school board, then stand with her and TPUSA by investing $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or even $1,000 in our efforts today. 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible. Thank you.