Ashley is the Spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation and is responsible for managing communications and media outreach through press releases, social media, interviews, and op-eds. She is also responsible for writing and updating pieces for the New Guard, the Foundation’s blog.
Ashley is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire where she served as the student body president and was involved in her campus conservative club. Ashley graduated magna cum lade from Saint Anselm in 2011 with a degree in Politics and a minor in Communication.
Ashley brings to YAF both public policy and legislative knowledge as well as networking and communications experience. Prior to working for YAF, Ashley served as Executive Director for Cornerstone Policy Research & Cornerstone Action, a prominent conservative group in New Hampshire. Before her work at Cornerstone, Ashley served as Project Director & Press Assistant to Congressman Frank Guinta and worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for his congressional campaign in 2010.
Ashley now resides in Arlington, Virginia but is proud to call New Hampshire home. She describes herself as a public policy junkie and loves cowboy boots and country music. Ashley’s background in media and government, as well as her enthusiastic commitment to conservative values, make her an effective advocate for YAF.
In the wake of the gruesome beheading of American journalist, James Wright Foley, it is important to remember that the growing threat of radical Islam is very real.
In a world where students are no longer allowed to speak freely on campus and are limited to designated “free speech zones,” students still aren’t safe to express their opinions.
?Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Economic Recovery Tax Act by President Reagan at his beloved Rancho del Cielo.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty and fundamental first amendment rights.
Obama is not a king—he is the President of the free world—meaning that there are constitutional checks on his power.
Twenty-seven years ago, President Reagan delivered one of the most definitive lines of his Presidency: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
?Today marks the 10th anniversary of President Reagan’s passing and given his passion in fighting for a strong national defense—his leadership is missed now more than ever.
All along Young America’s Foundation has said that college campuses nationwide seem to be less and less objective—well now even Michael Bloomberg agrees. At a commencement ceremony at Harvard yesterday, Bloomberg stated that colleges are supposed to be a place where students learn how to think, not where they are told what to think.
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is now requiring all first year students to undergo a course titled “checking your privilege” as part of their orientation.
Surprise, surprise, the labor force participation rate in April for young adults between the ages of 25-29 hit a record low. Liberals continue to tout that young people are doing just fine under the Obama economy, but alas the data shows otherwise.
After spending time at the NRA convention in Indianapolis this weekend, I took to social media to post photos of myself holding various rifles. As a result it sparked some conversation from liberals about how gun violence is plaguing our nation and that organizations like the NRA are pure evil.
According to Obama, repealing Obamacare would increase the deficit. You’re probably just as shocked as I am to hear this bold statement seeing as the public relations for Obamacare alone cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than anticipated and states such as Maryland are completely overhauling their websites—a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
Women are not prizes to be won, we are hard working, self-reliant, and command respect. Women are not helpless victims looking to be saved by the federal government. The federal government and its programs have actually done more harm than good for women.
Today marks one year since the passing of the Iron Lady—Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher is best known for her strong conviction and influential international leadership.
While today may be the opening day for baseball, today is the final day for enrollment in the Obamacare exchange.
Last night sources reported that the White House made the decision to extend Obamacare's March 31 enrollment deadline. This news didn't come as a shock to many since there have been so many delays, mistakes, and failures with this disastrous law and its rollout.
This week marks the fourth birthday of Obamacare but it’s not all birthday cake and balloons—many people are not celebrating this year after the botched rollout and string of mishaps surrounding enrollment.
In a desperate ploy to enroll more young people in Obamacare, the White House put out “16 Sweet Reasons to Get Covered”.
Clocks were not the only thing springing ahead this weekend, young conservatives showed their eagerness to restore conservatism and the ideals of limited government and fiscal responsibility. This past weekend thousands of young conservatives descended upon the Washington, DC area for CPAC. Enthusiasm and energy ran high among the crowd throughout the conference showing millennials’ desperation for real hope and change—longing for Obama’s last day in office.
Last week the First Lady in an attempt to be humorous made the statement that America’s young people are “knuckleheads” showing how the administration views millennials. Young people are fully capable of making their own decisions for their own lives despite what the First Lady thinks.