Bree Binder goes the extra mile to advocate for conservative principles. She spends her days engaging high school and college students, encouraging them to think about the principles of free markets, fiscal responsibility, and limited government.

Born in Los Angeles, California to liberal parents, Binder came to the Lone Star state to attend the University of Texas at Arlington, where she double majored in public relations (PR) and advertising. She always had a passion for advocacy, but wanted to pursue PR. “After interning at a firm my last year and a half at college I decided that it was definitely not for me, it was totally the wrong way to go about advocacy.”

After trying her hand at campaigning in North Texas, she decided she wanted to be more involved in college campuses, which typically aren’t favorable towards young conservatives. This led her to move to Houston and join Turning Point USA. Binder says, “We teach these principles on campuses where they’re not being taught in the classrooms.”

Turning Point USA is a national organization that focuses on grassroots activism. They have organized efforts on over 800 college campuses in all 50 states. Binder has been with the organization for over a year and has quickly risen up the ranks.

In one semester with Turning Point, Bree personally identified over 1,800 student supporters of her efforts. She said, “We are the ones whose boots are on the ground. We are the ones advocating for ideas. We are the ones changing things.”

Binder is also an active member of Houston Young Republicans and a number of women’s groups around the Bayou City. She’s currently training for a half marathon, and when not busy in training she loves to paint and practice calligraphy.

Charles Blain

Charles Blain is the president of Urban Reform and Urban Reform Institute. A native of New Jersey, he is based in Houston and writes on municipal finance and other urban issues.


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