Feb 5, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Mike Pence joins Young America's Foundation

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Mike Pence. Photo: Win McNamee/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence will join the Young America's Foundation as the group's Ronald Reagan presidential scholar, the conservative youth organization announced Friday.

Driving the news: In the position, Pence will spread a "pro-freedom message" as a featured campus lecturer, publish a monthly op-ed and launch a video podcast focused on conservatism, per the foundation.

What he's saying: "Now more than ever, we need to take the case for freedom, free markets, and traditional values to the rising generation and I look forward to working with the great YAF team to ensure the torch of freedom shines bright for generations to come," Pence said in a statement.

Of note: The former VP is also joining the conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation as a fellow.

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