On March 31st, 2011, CFACT at the University of Minnesota Duluth set up a table with a sign that said “Free Constitutions.” We had a box with 200 pocket constitutions at our side, and we were focused on handing out every single one. We arrived at 10:00 a.m. and we stayed until 1:30 p.m. Throughout the day we were able to meet with tons of different students who were curious about our group and why were handing out constitutions. The answer was simple: There are just too many people these days that have not read it; We want to change this lack of literacy.
This was a refreshing breath of fresh air for UMD students. When the local MPIRG chapter received a funding cut from the school, they mobilized and spent the last week chasing kids down in the hall trying to get everyone to sign a petition. When students saw our table and learned who we were, they were relieved to know that they could still get involved to work on environmental and consumer based issues from a conservative stand point and not be a part of MPIRG.
The day was a success. Not only did we pass out tons of constitutions, put we helped increase awareness that there is a voice on campus for students with a free-market background. We want to be the group that helps organize these students and gives them a chance to have an impact on their school, their community, and their country.