Benji Backer is a 15 year old young conservative supporter and activist from Appleton, Wisconsin. Most students don’t take a serious interest in politics, but Benji wakes up every day to change that. Benji got interested in politics when he was 10 and started volunteering when he was 12. In April of 2012, he started the Fox Valley Youth Republican Club and it already has over 215 members. Benji is a leader in public school reform. Watch part of Benji’s story on his experiences in the public schools above. Benji is known throughout the Wisconsin Republican Party and beyond because of his hard work. Benji is also known for speeches and interviews that inspire students to get involved. He has spoken on the Tea Party Express Tours through Wisconsin among other fundraisers and conservative rallies. He volunteers most of his free time to conservative and Tea Party supporting candidates. Benji also made 22,000 calls for Scott Walker in the historic Recall Election in June 2012, which gained media attention. He writes for many online blogs and news sources including Breitbart, and FreedomWorks. Benji is frequently on the radio. He has been featured on Laura Ingraham’s show, Dana Loesch’s show, The Blacksphere and many more. He has also been featured on national CBS, The USA TODAY, Megyn Kelly’s America Live, Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye on Fox News and many other local TV and radio stations. PBS is currently editing a documentary film on Benji and a few other top volunteers during the 2012 Recall Election. He believes no matter how young you are, you can make a difference in politics.