Some conservatives were concerned when Jim DeMint announced he was leaving the senate to take over the presidency of the Heritage Foundation.
DeMint however, is already making good on his promise to use his work at Heritage for conservative advocacy.
Laura Byrne of Red Alert Politics reports.
Heritage Foundation presidents spreading conservatism on college campuses
President Barack Obama’s reelection at hands of young Americans has lit a fire under the butt of at least one conservative organization to do a better job reaching out to young people on the nation’s college campuses.
At an event Friday in Washington D.C. at the Heritage Foundation, current Heritage President Ed Feulner and President-elect, former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), promised that Heritage, a conservative think tank, will be doing its part in the coming year to coordinate with student groups on college campuses.
Over the last two weeks, the two visited 10 cities speaking on the direction of the conservative movement in the Heritage ’Presidents’ Tour.’ On Friday, they held the tour’s finale at the group’s headquarters, where they stressed the importance of getting more young people involved in the conservative movement.
DeMint, pointed out that unlike the Romney campaign, the Obama Machine “not only had people on every college campus or people in every dorm, but they had people on every floor,” during Obama’s 2012 campaign.
Talking about more permanent, non-election based groups, Feulner cited the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) as a positive example of conservative group that is successfully reaching out to college students. He said Heritage wants “to make sure they’re working together” with these young conservative groups.
The Heritage Foundation’s internship program is also a valuable resource for young conservatives, Feulner said.
Heritage Foundation presidents spreading conservatism on college campuses (Red Alert Politics)