The CFACT chapter at the University of Minnesota continued a tradition they started 6
The CFACT chapter at the University of Minnesota continued a tradition they started 6years ago and held a Fall semester ‘Conservative Awareness Week’ on campus. Therewere familiar friends and events, such as the kick-off red, white and blue balloon arch,and some new events such as the First Amendment Festival on the Washington AvenueBridge.
The first Conservative Awareness Week started when CFACT partnered with the Studentfor a Conservative Voice (publishers of the conservative monthly Minnesota Republic)to host a series of events. This year CFACT worked with SCV and several other groupsincluding the Ayn Rand Study Group, Students for Human Life, the College Republicans,and the Young Americans for Liberty.
CFACT hosted former legislator and current University Regent Laura Brod to discussher role as the only vocal conservative on the board. Brod explained that while thereare many conservative solutions needed on campus, and she is often reminded of them,but that she must focus on a few at a time to get them implemented. Currently Brodis seeking a tuition freeze and a true appeals process for students who have to paymandatory fees to ideological organizations.
Other conservative groups held forums on constitutional amendments being consideredin Minnesota, the role of free speech, and offered plenty of opportunities for activists tohave an impact on campus.
CFACT would like to thank the other organizations that took part and made the 6th annualConservative Awareness Week a success.