Freedom in Tech Podcast #4: Saurabh Sharma
Saurabh Sharma serves as the Chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), a non-partisan conservative youth organization that has been fighting for conservative values for almost 40 years in the Lone Star State. Prior to his role as Chairman of the statewide organization, Saurabh served as chairman for the UT Austin chapter which recently made national headlines as self-described "anti-fascist" students threatened to leak personal information of anyone who joined them.
Born in Bangalore, India, Saurabh moved to the United States when he was 2 months old and has lived in 11 different locations across the country and the world. Upon moving to Texas during high school, Saurabh immediately fell in love with the Lone Star State and its people, inspiring him to work every day to defend the ideas that make Texas a beacon for liberty and prosperity. He began his journey in politics when he served as a legislative aide to one of Texas’ most conservative legislators, State Senator Van Taylor, during the 85th Texas Legislature and subsequent special session. Saurabh is also a journalist, having served as a Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard in 2018 and a National Journalism Center fellow at The Daily Caller in 2019. He is part of the innovative digital strategy firm Drogin Group, where he helps bring the highest quality digital products to corporate and political clients across the United States.
In his free time, you can find Saurabh writing with fountain pens, experimenting with unique nutrition regimens, and studying traditional men’s fashion.
In this episode, we discuss the doxxing threats issued against potential YCT members, some of the controversy that has surrounded some of YCT's demonstrations, such as a bake sale parodying affirmative action, the counter-protest reactions, political culture & philosophy, drug policy, & more!