Looking for Innovative US Right-Wing Youth Civics and Activist groups
May 26, 2011 4:54 PM Subscribe
Looking for specific suggestions of particularly innovative successful/popular US national-level grassroots right-wing civics activist groups (can be conservative, libertarian, religious, non-religious etc. etc; but not extremist) for an academic research project. We are especially interested in youth-focussed/web & new media-savvy/participatory culture savvy groups. Any research report (academic or non-academic) recommendations are most welcome too.
posted by zresearch to Law & Government (6 answers total)
dear Metafilter Hive Mind, thanks very much for any help you can give me with this question.
I'm doing research into the US right-wing activist scene this summer and would appreciate any leads for interesting specific ("The Tea Party movement" as a suggestion is too general. "This specific Tea Party Patriot organization that is well-known to be successful with their YouTube strategy nationally" is more what we would like) right-wing groups / websites and/or research about them.
This is for an academic research project that looks at (non-extremist (i.e. non-violent), *popular/successful/national-level*) activist groups across the US political spectrum and is about the current state of grassroots civics activist groups (especially engaged primarily with youth, new media and participatory culture in interesting new ways) in the US in general (but US groups that focus on international issues are OK too). The research project does not have a left or right or centrist ideological agenda itself. We are primarily interested in the innovation in the types of youth grassroots activist practices and civics organizations out there regardless of their ideological preferences or specific causes.
Thanks again for any leads!
(and sorry for the rambling description - I've just had too much coffee :/ )