Morgan Zegers, a rising star in the young conservative movement, ran for elected office in New York State at just 21 years old. Now, she’s taking on a new challenge. She has taken on the role as CEO and Founder of the new organization, Young Americans Against Socialism. Zegers hope this organization will educate against a pervasive ideology that, when left unchecked, could completely erode the freedoms our country was founded upon. She shares the following words: 

YAAS was founded on the idea that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. That’s exactly what is happening with young Americans today. We were not properly educated on dangers and failures of socialism, and that is why a majority of young Americans would now choose socialism over capitalism. Our generation’s embrace of socialism is unacceptable and puts the future of the United States of America at risk.

We are set out to right this wrong by exposing young Americans to the scary truth about socialism. Here’s the key: you can’t reach our generation without emotion. The Left is great at using emotion to drive advocacy and support for their issues. YAAS is adding emotion to our playbook. We have been criss-crossing the country interviewing and filming the stories of people who have escaped the true hell of socialism. Their raw, powerful, and emotional stories are going to show young Americans exactly what they need to see.

We’ve interviewed a US soldier who escaped Cuba by windsurfing across the ocean 90 miles (ten hours) to the Florida Keys, a teenager who escaped Venezuela where he had to wait in the breadlines that Senator Bernie Sanders has praised, a woman who escaped Venezuela after her shooting coach warned her that Hugo Chavez sounded very familiar to Castro, a Harvard professor who escaped Cuba and became a Democrat in the US only to see the party turn around and embrace the socialism that destroyed his home, and so many more.

90% of young Americans have a social media account. The YAAS media team turns these stories into short, powerful, emotional videos that go viral on social media, getting seen by millions of young Americans each month, effectively changing the way they think about socialism.

We launch on Thursday, August 15th, but before even launching, we posted a video of the Democratic Socialists of America conference and it got over one million views in 24 hours, and we were mentioned on Fox News, Fox Business, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Glenn Beck Show, The American Spectator, The Daily Signal, and more.

We are so excited to be on the front lines of this incredibly important fight to save the future of the United States from destructive and deadly socialism.

Jordan O

Jordan Orris works in political marketing for some of the nation’s top conservative candidates and nonprofits. She is an alumna of Auburn University and Ole Miss. Originally from Henderson, Nevada, she enjoys SEC Football, reading, and politics.