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UW-River Falls College Republicans announce voter awareness series

September 28, 2012

The UW-River Falls College Republicans announced a “Voter Awareness” series which will highlight issues for the 2012 election and bring in prominent speakers from around the country and Wisconsin.

The events are designed around relevant issues for the campaign and seek to educate the campus and community.

The topics include the economy, gun rights, abortion, conservatism and energizing the youth vote.

All events are free and open to the public.

Luke Affolter, the College Republicans’ secretary said, “This is the first time many of us can vote in a presidential election. We want to make sure that students are informed of the issues when they go and cast their ballot. We also know that many students are only exposed to one side of the issue, so we are seeking to bring a Republican perspective. The Republicans, especially in Wisconsin, are energized after Governor Walker’s victory and the selection of Paul Ryan as the vice presidential candidate. The youth aren’t running to Obama like they did in 2008.”

Speakers include:

  • Bay Buchanan, former U.S. treasurer under President Reagan, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, Kinni Theater at the University Center. This event is sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Buchanan began her political career as the national treasurer of Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. This position catapulted her into a distinguished career beginning in 1981 when President Reagan appointed her to be treasurer of the United States. At the age of 32, she was the youngest person to hold that position since it was established in 1775. Buchanan will talk on the importance of being involved and energizing people to vote.
  • KCarl the Conservative Messenger, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, Kinni Theater at the UC. KCarl is an unyielding defender of the constitution and liberty. Inspired by the guiding principles of the Founding Fathers and holding fast to the oath taken during his service to our country, he launched The ConservativeMESSENGER in 2009. A “grassroots” initiative, The ConservativeMESSENGER’s mission has been to: enlighten, educate, empower and equip its members based on the Frederick Douglass Republican Methodology, a unique and powerfully effective strategy to re-ignite America’s passion for liberty.