A few weeks ago, I discovered I enjoyed interviewing people and posting answers about their lives on my blog. I started with some of the primary actors/actresses from “God’s Not Dead.” Now I hope to share several entries from Conservatives who work diligently to wheel America back to the Right. Please take a moment to become more acquainted with Elissa Roberson.
I don’t know much more about you than your Twitter Bio which reads,
Could you tell us a bit more about yourself? For starters, where are you from?
I’m from a small town north of Palm Springs, California where I’m attending college while teaching as a ballet instructor. Before I went back to my training as a dancer, I spent about 2-3 years in politics as a founding member of a political student group (Young Americans for Liberty) at my previous college as well as helped start different online initiatives to get out the Conservative message and worked on a couple Get Out The Vote campaigns during the 2012 election season. I’ve basically done outreach and field work in politics on top of more writing/blogging.
Where are you attending college and what degree are your pursuing?
I’m currently at a community college in my area where I’m slowly working on finishing my Associates Degree in History.
What are some of your interests outside of politics?
I actually have a lot of interests, too many to name. I guess I just like to keep from being bored. Music and dance are my main ones since I have many years of classical training, both as a violinist and in ballet. Outside of that, I love hiking and being outdoors with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and seeing new places. Cooking, crafts, and reading while I’m just at home.
Your Twitter Bio shares, “Social Media/Writer @TCC_US.” Tell us more about this position.
I’m the Assistant Editor of Social Media over at TheCollegeConservative.com, which is a website where Conservatives in college can write on political as well as cultural issues and is internationally read. I basically handle all the social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for the website by posting the articles and any pictures or interviews where our writers are featured. I also still write on occasion.
You’re the founder of #ConservativeSweetheart. What do you hope this hashtag accomplishes?
The name Conservative Sweetheart was actually a nickname one of my followers gave me a while back because I made it known that I try to engage in conversation with people of opposing views rather than shutting them down and the nickname just stuck so I made a hashtag out of it. I like to see Conservative women use it. It seems like women these days are encouraged to be more like a bulldog feminist pushing their way through life and I think being a strong woman doesn’t mean being what the Progressive Left encourages. Hence, Conservative Sweethearts.
What is your affiliation with thecollegeconservative.com?
I have been involved with TheCollegeConservative as a writer since the website first launched in November 2011 and I became the Social Media Assistant Editor around April 2013. I don’t write so much now that I’m an editor but you can read all of my previous articles on the website by searching my name.
Do you see signs that there could be a Conservative resurgence in America, and if so, what do you consider to be some of those sign posts?
I do believe Conservatism will make a “come back” just looking at how the Affordable Care Act (known as “Obamacare” by many) was received. I definitely think young adult voters are starting to realize how Progressive Liberal policies will affect them, not just now but in the future. I think as long as people crave freedom Conservative principles will have a place in politics.
You list “Christian” as a term that defines who you are as a person. How does your faith impact your political views?
It has everything to do with my political views as it shapes my worldview. My faith in Christ leads me to follow what is written in Scripture in everything and that doesn’t stop when entering the political arena. I’m pro-life because I believe we are created human beings and not some blobs of tissue or cells, etc. I may not always be the perfect example of a Christian but I strive to follow what my Bible says and honor Him in doing so.
Looking down the road, what political aspirations do you have for the next several years?
Come 2016 I think I’d like to get back into working on elections, getting people to vote for a Conservative candidate or perhaps journalism. We’ll see what the future holds and where I am by then.
I want to offer a special thanks to Elissa Roberson for allowing us a closer look into her life. Obviously this Country needs more young Conservatives like her. You can follow Elissa on Twitter @ElissaRoberson and be sure to check out the website thecollegeconservative.com