Recently, CFACT Collegians attended CPAC, Orlando -a conference which hosted all the current presidential candidates as well as panel discussions on many of the most pressing issues of our day. The conference was estimated to have attracted around 3,000 participants.
CFACT Collegians decided to take advantage of the event by distributing fact sheets about many of the radical agenda items the current Environmental Protection Agency is pushing for, especially their current effort to tax air, via “carbon credits” and a so-called “carbon trade,” in which “credits” for air can be traded like stocks at the New York Stock Exchange.
CFACT Collegians understand how dangerous and expensive many EPA policies are, so they decided to start a petition to put an end to the EPA’s dangerous “carbon trade” program.
In all, Collegians collected 300 signatures from participants at the conference -about 10% of the total attendance.
“Virtually everyone I spoke to was excited to sign the petition,” stated Daniel Reese, a member of CFACT from Florida Atlantic University. It was easy, because everyone already seemed to understand how dangerous the EPA’s radical plan to tax air could be, both for the business climate as well as individual citizens who will see companies charge more and produce less as a result, for their services.
The event was as huge success. Collegians from multiple states attended the event, including California, Minnesota, Florida, and Virginia. They learned a lot and educated attendees of CPAC Orlando about the harms associated with many of the EPA’s radical agenda items. They recruited 300 new supporters and left the conference energized to take the battle to their college campuses.