Welcome to the Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas Tech Website!

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas Tech Website. The goal of this website is to be a resource you will utilize throughout your college career.

To the prospective member, I hope that you'll do three things. First, look into our organization's principles and decide if you also believe in ideas of smaller government, lower taxes, traditional values, and strong national defense.

Next, get a feel for who we are as a group. Please see our Facebook Page and check out the events we've done in the past. Other groups may have many members, but no other group enjoys the active participation we do.

YCT is your ticket to becoming involved in the political process. We participate in grassroots activism by making endorsements, lobbying, blockwalking for conservative candidates, and releasing our highly respected legislative ratings. YCT has released reviews of Texas legislators' voting record since 1975, making our ratings the longest running in the state.

Finally, after you've seen our principles and realized what an impact YCT will have on you, the last step is to become involved. Join us for our meetings and find your niche. Soon you'll be a part of bringing back conservativism to Texas Tech University.

Sincerely,

Jeramy Kitchen

Jeramy Kitchen
Chairman

YCT-TTU SGA Endorsements

When: Tuesday, March 1 @ 9:00 AM - Wednesday, March 2 @ 7:00 PM
Where: www.depts.ttu.edu/sga/

Senators

The following people have recieved the official YCT endorsement for SGA based on a YCT vetting process concerning Conservative principles & values:

Arts & Sciences Senator:
Cullen Brungs

AG Science Senator:
Trevor White

University College Senator:
Terrance Rodrigues

Business Senator:
Gatewood Brown
Chris Deans
Tyler Pugsley

Senator-at-Large:
Yale Fairchild

Law Senator:
Ry Ellison

Executive Officers

These are YCT Additional Recommendations based on the candidate debate that was held on 02/23/2011.

Jenny Mayants - President
Mike Uraysz - External Vice President
Alex Moore - Internal Vice President

Celebrate Texas Independence Day

We will be handing out our SGA Endorsement and Texas Independence Day Fact Sheet with Cake!

When: Wednesday, March 2· 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Free Speech Zone

YCT Meeting (March 2)

Topics include:
1) SGA Update
2) March Events
3) LI School

When: Wednesday, March 2· 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Soapsuds Room (SUB)

YCT Meeting (February 9)

Topics include:
1) Learn about Governor Perry's Emergency legislative agenda
2) Understanding Voter ID
3) How to track bills

And please go sign up for convention! http://www.yct.org/events/

When: Wednesday, February 9 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Llano Estacado (SUB)

YCT Meeting (January 26)

Topics include:
1) YCT Lobby Day recap
2) Future events
3) SGA Voting for Concealed Carry on Campus
4) Republican Party Luncheon

And please go sign up for convention! http://www.yct.org/events/

When: Wednesday, January 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Llano Estacado (SUB)

YCT Meeting (November 17)

When: Wednesday, November 10, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Llano Estacado (SUB)

YCT Meeting (November 10)

When: Wednesday, November 10, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 004

YCT Meeting (November 3)

When: Wednesday, November 3, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 004

YCT Meeting (October 27)

Topics to be discussed:

  1. We will be discussing the plan of action for concealed carry on campus.
  2. October 2010 Imprimis

When: Wednesday, October 27, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 004

YCT Meeting (October 20)

** Please note the time change to 7:30 **

Topics to be discussed:

  1. Last minute Election push
  2. SGA Concealed Carry Issues
  3. Group-based exercise

When: Wednesday, October 13, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Holden Hall 005

YCT Meeting (October 13)

Hope you enjoyed your Fall Break!

This meeting will be used to finalize plans on the Animal Rights BBQ, the Governor Perry pledge contest and discuss the Social event.

After the meeting, several of us will be going to the Techsans for Concealed Carry meeting (8:00 pm to 9:00 PM) in the Senate Room.

After that meeting, most of us will probably go eat out.

When: Wednesday, October 13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 005

Perry Phone Bank

The Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas Tech decided it was time to make a difference in the Perry Campaign.

We made over 1,500 phone calls and added 300 pledges to our list in just over 4 hours of work!

Concealed Carry on Campus

The Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas Tech held a tabling information session about and in support of concealed carry of handguns on campus. Members discussed and debated with fellow students the merits of the practice, and we collected over 100 signatures of supporters in under four hours!

Jim Landtroop Blockwalk

The Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas Tech decided to make a difference in Jim Landtroop's campaign.

We drove to Plainview, TX around 8:30 AM and were there until about 6:00 PM

Additionally, we completed 1.5 precincts and knocked on over 1,000 doors!

Nurture Center Annual Dinner

The Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas Tech attended a dinner in support of Tech Law Students for Life. Pam Tebow attended and spoke to dinner-goers. It was an excellent opportunity for YCT members to converse and mingle with like-minded conservatives.

YCT Meeting (September 29)

** We will be meeting in the SUB this week **

We will be talking about Concealed Carry on Campus.

When: Wednesday, September 15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Traditions Room (2nd floor in the SUB)

YCT Meeting (September 22)

** We will be meeting in the SUB this week **

We will be talking about Youth Leadership School, discussing future events and some other administrative topics.

When: Wednesday, September 15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Playa Room (2nd floor in the SUB)

1st Annual Constituion Day Event

The Young Conservatives of Texas will be hosting for the first time Constitution Day this Friday morning (9/17) starting at 10:00 a.m. in Texas Tech's Free Speech Zone.

The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 2:00 p.m.

We invite all Tech students to come out receive a free Pocket Constitution!

Additionally, we will be making a video about how much individuals know (or don't know) about the Constitution.

When: Friday, September 17, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Free Speech Zone

YCT Meeting (September 15)

** Note the room change to Holden Hall 004 **

We will be fleshing out the Constitution Day event, picking a day for the Rick Perry Phone booth and watching Part 1 of I.O.U.S.A.

Additionally, we will be discussing a "conservative topic".

When: Wednesday, September 15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 004

Annual 9/11 "We Will Never Forget" Memorial Event

The Young Conservatives of Texas will be hosting their annual "We Will Never Forget" Memorial Event this Friday morning (9/10) starting at 7:30 a.m. in Texas Tech's Memorial Circle.

The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and most likely last until noon.

We invite all Tech students to come out and help us set out 3,000 American flags in memory of those who lost their lives.

We'll also have Thank You cards on-hand for you can sign, which we will be sending to both the New York City Police and Fire Departments.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about this event, questions about our organization, or how you can go about officially joining YCT.

When: Friday, September 10, 7:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Memorial Circle

YCT Meeting (September 8)

It's time to actually sit down and talk about all the events we have planned for the semester.

In addition, we will be planning the 9/11 Memorial.

Lastly, we need to talk about open officer positions.

When: Wednesday, September 8, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 005

9/11 Memorial Flag Counting

The 9/11 Memorial event will be this up-in-coming Friday and we need to count all the existing flags we have purchased to make sure we have enough.

The currently plan is to meet at Raising Canes at noon, eat, and then head over to Tate Whitham's apartment at 1:00 PM this Monday.

When: Monday, September 6, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where:
Raising Canes Chicken Fingers
907 University Ave
Lubbock, TX

YCT Meet & Greet

This is our first meeting!
Come on out and see what all was accomplished this Summer. Additionally, we will be welcoming new members and starting the planning process.

When: Wed, September 1, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Holden Hall 005

TTU Board of Reagents: 9.95% Tuition Increase Approved

The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) at Texas Tech, a non-partisan, conservative grassroots organization, is disappointed in the budget passed by the Board of Regents on August 6, 2010 for the 2010 - 2011 academic year.

Tornado of Ideas

LUBBOCK, TX -- The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) chapter at Texas Tech University, a student group affiliated with CampusReform.org, will protest the controversial "Tornado of Ideas" sculpture on campus from 10am to 2pm today.

YCT will gather signatures on paper and online for a petition to remove the sculpture and send a letter of protest to the president of the university, the Board of Regents, and other alumni and supporters of the university.

Texas Tech University spent $142,000 to purchase the sculpture. Among the scenes on the piece are a version of the Texas Tech mascot, the Masked Rider, holding a javelin, attempting to sodomize a police officer and two lesbian women sitting arm-in-arm looking out at passersby. On top of a book labeled "The Way Things Ought to Be" is a woman staring at a man clinging to the edge of the sculpture about to fall off.

The work also features a number of books, including Soul on Ice, written by a former Black Panther leader who was imprisoned for serial rape, which he called "revolutionary." More questionable titles, such as Quotations from Chairman Mao, who killed over 65 million people in China, and Das Kapital by Karl Marx are included as well. Also included are Michael Moore's Dude Where's My Country and The Terrorist Next Door: The Military Movement and the Radical Right.

"We would like to see this sculpture removed immediately, and replaced with some sort of memorial to Colonel Rick Husband," said Jeff Morris, Tech YCT Chairman. Husband was a Texas Tech Alumni who was killed in the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. "This would represent the University much better than this piece of far-left propaganda," Morris added.

"There is no reason why our administration should purchase art that in no way represents the University or its ideals. That this expensive purchase was made without proper input from the people who are paying for it is an outrage," said YCT Texas Tech Vice-Chairman Ryan Scott.