Sign the petition: CU students deserve to be there

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

AP GOP 2016 CPAC A USA MDYou’ve probably heard by now that the whole gaggle of Republican candidates for President will debate at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus in late October.

We’re asking debate organizers to promise that at least 50% of the tickets to the debate will be made available to CU students. Sign our petition now.

The Republican presidential debate at CU Boulder is a chance to hear first-hand the positions of over a dozen presidential candidates. It’s a great opportunity to be involved with our political process that CU students have come to expect from their world-class educational institution.

But it’s critical that students be given the chance to attend.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that no decisions regarding the distribution of tickets have yet been made. The Coors Event Center on the CU Boulder campus seats over 11,000 people.

The Republican Party is partnering with the University of Colorado to host this debate, and enlisting the credibility of Colorado’s flagship educational institution to elevate the GOP and the participating candidates. That’s why it’s so important that the audience for the debate include students of the University of Colorado. Anything less would be a deception.

Sign our petition: tell organizers of the October presidential debate at CU to make at least 50% of the tickets available to CU students.

Thanks for your quick response to this important petition. Let’s make sure that CU’s reputation is protected by making this debate open and accessible to CU students. It’s only fair.

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Moderatus says:

    I have no doubt the RNC will drop everything and do exactly what ProgressNow asks.

    • ajb says:

      Wouldn't it be funny if the Republicans brought the whole circus to Colorado, only to discover that none of the attendees could actually vote for any of the candidates? Hilarious!

  2. MapMaker says:

    Yeah, screw those younger voters. Who needs 'em anyway.

    • BlueCat says:

      But modster is right about ProgresNow. I never sign any of their "demand Rs do/stop fill-in-the-blank" petitions. For one thing I'd rather they keep right on doing stuff that pisses people off and you don't have to sign any petitions to get them to do that.

      • JeffcoBlue says:

        Politically I agree, it's far better to pay out the rope.

        Morally, though, I think you have to call them out at some level, even if everybody knows the score.

        • BlueCat says:

          I get asked to sign so many petitions. Mostly they’re just an excuse to ask for money. I'll sign to make my views on issues known, either to support or persuade a Dem or so that my R elected representatives don't hear only from their own base. But I don't sign things like this or that demand that some GOP ass hat stop being an ass hat to Latinos, women, what have you. We all have our own ways of prioritizing.

  3. davebarnes says:

    If I were the GOP, I would make sure that not a single student attended.

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