D.C.-Based Conservative Organization to Honor Young Leaders with ‘Buckley Award’

Townhall.com Staff

11/8/2012 10:52:00 AM - Townhall.com Staff
The Young Conservatives Coalition will award rising conservative stars with the Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Award.” On Wed., November 14th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003, the YCC will recognize five young professionals between the ages of 21-40 who contributed significantly to the conservative movement this past year. Congratulations to Townhall’s own News Editor Katie Pavlich, who provided extensive investigation into the Obama Administrations’ Fast and Furious scandal the mainstream media largely ignored. Her efforts culminated in a New York Times bestselling book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-up.

The YCC awards are given in honor of the late William F. Buckley Jr., an icon in the conservative movement who founded National Review and wrote God & Man at Yale before turning 30. President Ronald Reagan was an avid reader of the National Review and commended Buckley for challenging the Left: “You didn’t just part the Red Sea — you rolled it back, dried it up and left exposed, for all the world to see, the naked desert that is statism.” America’s Future Foundation, The Young Republican National Federation, the College Republican National Committee and Allegiance Direct will cosponsor the ceremony.

2012 Winners:

Katie Pavlich – Townhall.com, News Editor & Author of bestseller Fast & Furious

Lila Rose - Live Action, President

Patrick Coyle - Young America's Foundation, Vice President

Alex Schriver - College Republican National Committee, National Chairman

Heather Pfitzenmaier - Heritage Foundation, Young Leaders Program Director

YCC President Christopher Malagisi praised these young conservatives for their efforts. “This is the third year the YCC has given out this award to deserving young professional conservatives who’ve advanced the conservative cause and showed courage under fire,” he said. “In a year of tough electoral challenges these rising stars played a critical role in helping advance conservatism this past year. We are proud to honor these individuals for their contributions to the conservative movement and the example they set for others.”

The Young Conservatives Coalition is a young professional conservative leadership organization based in Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to creating valuable professional relationships to advance the conservative movement. They organize numerous networking events throughout the year including Reaganpalooza, the largest annual gathering of young professional conservatives in D.C.