A caucus for & by libertarian youth

The Libertarian Youth Caucus is the only caucus of the Libertarian Party specifically for young advocates of freedom. We’re here to cultivate and support the interests of the next generation of Libertarian candidates and activists. Read more about the purpose of the LYC below.

Shape

Now announcing relaunch

“We're facing many challenges as a generation: national debt, surveillance through new tech, and opposition to school choice - just to name a few.”

Aaron Sobczak, LYC Chair

Education

We aim to make known the principles of a free society to libertarian youth, 30 years of age or younger, where the principles of a free society are limited government, a free market economy, freedom of speech, freedom of creed, freedom of association, private property rights, voluntaryism, and individualism.

Representation

We aim to represent the principles and interests of libertarian youth to: a) National, State, and County apparatuses of the LP,  b) Caucuses of the LP at all levels of government, and c) Candidates of the LP at all levels of government. And to advocate for visibility of issues directly concerning youth.

Community

We aim to manage and expand chapter affiliations of the Libertarian Youth Caucus (youth-based orgs at the county level), College Libertarians (student-based orgs at tertiary educational institutions), and Youth Libertarians (student-based orgs at primary and secondary education institutions).

“The goal of every libertarian should be to live their lives the way they see fit. The struggle will be removing roadblocks so we can realize that future.”

Grant Deltz, LYC Vice Chair

Outreach

We aim to organize outreach efforts targeting youth including voter registration drives, awareness campaigns, candidate campaign support, and chapter events such as educational seminars, activism projects, leadership training sessions, and conferences at both the local and national level.

Lobbying

We aim to serve as a lobbying platform for libertarian youth to highlight issues that directly affect the interests of libertarian youth such as:

  • Mass incarceration for non-violent or drug-related crimes
  • Civil liberties abuses perpetrated by the public education system
  • Generational inequity of product access through age-based prohibition
  • Excessive government spending that burdens the future of youths
  • Other issues related to emancipation, adoption, corporal punishment, military conscription, voting, self-defense, age of candidacy, civic engagement, legal curfew, and right to work