PHOENIX — Turning Point USA Director of Communications, Candace Owens, issues the following statement in response to a story first published in the Miami New Times on Oct. 16, 2018:
“How many times must Turning Point USA disavow racism, bigotry, and alt-rightism, in all of their forms and in every conceivable context, before liberal news outlets stop writing such inflammatory, factually inaccurate articles? No staff members were involved in any of the alleged activities, and we have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who engages in such inappropriate, disgusting behavior of any variety.
“As a black female, I am proudly part of an organization that is full of other blacks, Latinos, Asians, and any other minority you can imagine. In fact, there are few organizations that have done as much as TPUSA has to reach out to, energize, inspire and in all ways embrace everyone, no matter what they look like, where they come from or what language they speak at home. After all, this is the only nation in the history of the world founded on an idea, not a race or religion.
“Yelling racist and bigot at every opportunity is a tired tactic of those on the left to try and marginalize conservatives who are effective at promoting the timeless ideas of limited government, free speech, fiscal responsibility and freedom for all people, regardless of race, gender or creed. Like the boy who cried wolf, I along with most of America long ago stopped believing their lies. This is fake news pure and simple. While these so-called ‘news outlets’ try to tear others down, Turning Point USA will be busy preparing to host the largest gathering of young black conservative activists ever at our inaugural Young Black Leadership Summit next week in Washington, D.C.”
About Turning Point USA
Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Charlie Kirk who was only 19 at the time. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. Since its founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,200 college campuses and high schools across the country, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America.