College Republicans hope to promote voting

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By Nathalie Mora

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The College Republicans of this college wants to encourage students to exercise their right to vote.

“Our number one goal is to get people voting; it’s extremely important,” said Elizabeth Haynie, chair of the club, to about 20 students who attended the group’s first meeting Sept. 18 in the employee lounge of Loftin Student Center.

The College Republicans welcomes students of all party affiliations. “You don’t have to be Republican to come join the club,” Haynie said.

Each meeting there will be topic of discussion and students can express their ideas and opinions.

“I always hear the democratic side and would like to hear the other side,” architecture freshman Henry Arizola said.

Guest speaker, Daniel Mezza, regional director for Sen. John Cornyn office, said this is great club to be part of because it’s important for students to have a voice and college is great place to start.

Mezza spoke about the importance of relying less on government and more on each other as a community. He also encouraged students to bring ideas to the table.

“Express your ideas, even if you think they are crazy, we want to hear them,” Mezza said.

The club currently needs a vice chair, communications manager and a treasurer. Interested students can call Haynie at 830-837-1058.

Haynie also encourages everyone to “like” their Facebook page, SAC College Republicans.

The next meeting will be Oct. 2 with time and location to be announced.

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