Young Voices offers our contributors the opportunity to take a deep-dive on issues that they’re passionate about, aided by resources and mentorship we receive from our partner organizations. Young Voices currently has four active policy campaigns on state policy, consumer freedom, technology and energy & environment. Each media hit is the expressed opinion of the author alone (see our Code of Ethics). This page will be updated periodically with relevant media hits.
Many key policy decisions are made at the state level. From education to the economy, state policy has a significant impact on the everyday lives of citizens. Young Voices writers are exploring these vital local, municipal, and state developments.
Special interests regularly lobby governments to restrict consumer freedom to big business’ benefit with little opposition. Young Voices is aiming to change that by standing up for freedom on issues like vaping.
Let’s not copy New Zealand’s mistake with ciggies
The Spectator Australia
By Damon Miles
Yes, Tobacco Harms. But Banning Vaping Harms More
By Elisa Serafini
Tobacco Taxes Target the Poor. Burn 'Em.
By Sean-Michael Pigeon
Technology & Innovation
For three decades, the internet has thrived because of American lawmakers’ light-touch approach to regulation. But recently, Beltway politicians on both the left and right have been seeking to change this winning formula with proposals to regulate Big Tech like a public utility. Young Voices is pushing back. From overzealous content moderation to calls to break up ‘monopolies’ which would do much more harm than good, Young Voices is promoting a common-sense approach to tech policy which puts the consumer first.
In 2022, Young Voices is placing an additional spotlight on a specific area of tech policy. Regulatory sandboxes are a pioneering policy idea which provides a red tape-free bubble for certain companies top do business free of much of the regulation which would otherwise hold them down,. Regulatory sandboxes offer a boost to innovation and the free market. top do business free of much of the regulation which would otherwise hold them down. Regulatory sandboxes offer a boost to innovation and the free market. and Young Voices is drawing attention to the potential benefits.
Energy & Environment
Protecting our environment and meeting our energy needs are critical issues in need of common sense and pro-market solutions. Young Voices is amplifying thoughtful perspectives on this important conversation.