As National Editor for Accuracy in Media, I’m excited to accept one of the 9th Annual Buckley Awards this year. The Buckley Awards, originally founded and organized by the Young Conservatives Coalition from 2010-2016, began as a way to recognize “outstanding young professional conservatives and libertarians for their above-and-beyond service to the liberty movement.”
As the AFF announcement states, “the award is in honor of William F. Buckley, Jr., who before the age of 30 became the leader of the early conservative movement, championing fusion – a philosophy that brought together various strands of conservatism to work together to achieve political success and conserve America’s founding principles. The award ceremony is still one of the only ones that focuses on the great achievements of young professional liberty lovers. America’s Future Foundation is proud to continue to honor William F. Buckley Jr.’s memory by hosting this event.”
To provide more context about the award winners, America’s Future Foundation wrote profiles of each of the four of us and included this background about my work:
“Through her work to inform and engage young Americans across the political spectrum on today’s important issues through the lens of liberty, Carrie has earned an award for ‘leading and organizing a significant media initiative.’
“Her nominator says, ‘Carrie’s ideas and beliefs are strongly conservative and have been reinforced through her personal and business experience. She is not afraid to express them on the national arena and strives on every occasion to have her voice heard. She is fearless in debating the opposition and doesn’t get intimidated by any personality of the political Left. She actually enjoys the challenge and welcomes the chance to further the conservative view.’”
If you’re in the area, celebrate with us at the Ninth Annual Buckley Awards tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm at the Hillsdale College Kirby Center in Washington, D.C. RSVP here to attend.