Graham Beduze, the Chairman of CFACT at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL,) has focused his efforts this year on growing CFACT in an organic fashion, recruiting members by having conversations with them about the issues that are most important to them.
For this beautiful, warm Thursday afternoon down in the Bayou, CFACT teamed up with the conservatives on campus to host a Liberty Coalition table on campus.
Beduze, alongside other student activists, handed out REAL Energy literature that laid out the argument for why college students should support viable market forms of energy extraction, such as coal, oil, and natural gas.
Many students walked by on their way to class and stopped by to see what was being handed out. Many were very receptive to the message and even expressed some interest in joining the organization in the near future.
Beduze said of the day, “The message of real, responsible, and reliable energy truly resonates in the hearts of Louisiana’s youth, as oil and natural gas continue to pump the blood into the heart of the Cajun economy. The message of CFACT is needed now more than ever as federal regulations continue to chip away at the occupational future of many enrolled at the university.”
Of course, not all students recognized the advantages to a diverse set of energy sources. While no one stopped to argue, many took the literature piece and looked visibly disgusted that one would suggest such bold ideas.
CFACT is happy to continue growing its presence in the Ragin Cajun community.