The Return of College Republicans
After a few years of dormancy, the Skidmore College Republican Club is back and active on campus. A small group of first year students and myself have acquired the leadership of the organization and we are excited to be bringing a new outlet for political activism to campus.
During the current election season, it is the most vital time for college-age students to engage in the issues that our country is facing, so we can be motivated to incite political dialogue on campus and increase participation overall. One of our main goals for this semester is to become formally affiliated with the College Republican National Committee. This organization is a registered 527 Political Action Committee based in Washington D.C. that focuses on bringing young conservatives into the political scene. Another one of our objectives is to bring a civically stimulating speaker to campus at some point this spring or in the coming fall semester. We are also working with The Saratoga Republican Committee to see how we can get young people involved at the local level.
As a campus, we may not always agree on every issue, but most would agree that a two-sided political dialogue is much more useful and exciting than a one-sided monologue. In April, the Skidmore Democrats and Skidmore Republicans plan to co-host a debate where a few of our members discuss current and controversial issues. We want this debate to be interactive with the Skidmore community, so we have created a discussion forum on SkidSync, where anyone at the college can comment with a topic that they want to see discussed or with a question for any of the debaters. The exact date of this debate is to be determined, but we hope that students will be eager to attend and think about current issues and where they stand. Follow this link to get involved in the conversation: https://orgsync.com/117504/forums/23536/topics/116598
Currently we have around fifteen active members and we welcome and value anyone who wishes to get involved, no matter your political stance. If you are interested in joining the College Republicans, please visit our SkidSync page and join the group!