Benji Backer is a 17 year old conservative speaker and activist from Appleton, Wisconsin. 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 Republicans Club which currently has over 215 members. Benji is known throughout the Wisconsin Republican Party and beyond because of his hard work volunteering. Benji is also known for speeches and interviews that inspire students to get involved as well as being a leader in public school reform. Watch part of Benji’s story on his experiences in the public schools above. He has spoken on Tea Party Express Tours through Wisconsin, AFP’s Defending the American Dream Summit, Franklin Institute’s School Choice conference and many other fundraisers and conservative rallies. He volunteers most of his free time to conservative candidates. Benji 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 FreedomWorks. Benji is frequently on the radio and 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. He believes no matter how young you are, you can make a difference in politics.