MARCH 5, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA – On Saturday, March 13, the Georgia Tech Chapter of the College Republicans will hold an exciting and interactive forum in Atlanta that allows Georgia students and residents the chance to get up close and personal with the 2010 Republican candidates for governor. The debate will host six of the seven GOP candidates and allow attendees the chance to meet with the candidates themselves before the debate begins. Congressman Nathan Deal, former Secretary of State Karen Handel, former state Senator Eric Johnson, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, state Representative Austin Scott, and state Senator Jeff Chapman will all be in attendance. This groundbreaking, student-led event will be hosted at the spacious Academy of Medicine in downtown Atlanta at a cost of only $5 a ticket and is open to the general public.
Questions for the forum will be submitted by students and young professionals from across the state with the intention that candidates’ answers will show Georgia’s youth where they stand on key issues to young people such as tuition hikes, job creation, transportation and other pressing state and local matters. The debate will be accompanied by a straw poll – the first of its kind this election cycle – to gauge young Georgians’ opinions on a wide range of political hot topics, including who is the “youth vote” favorite for the 2010 GOP nomination for governor.
“The conservative youth movement is on the rise in the state of Georgia. This event will express the voice of students and young professionals, the upcoming leaders of the Republican Party. The straw poll results will be very indicative of our generation’s views on conservatism and our party leaders,” said GT College Republicans Chairman Kristen Greig. “We are proud to join with youth from across this state to host this truly forum that we hope signals the beginning of a new age of politics in Georgia.”
Tickets for the forum can be purchased online at http://www.gtrepublicans.com/forum.html and at the door. All Georgia residents are welcome to attend; however, straw poll participants will be restricted to Georgia residents under 30 years of age to ensure that the balloting is an accurate representation of state youth opinion. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive promptly at 1:30pm for a half-hour of meet and greet mingling with the candidates to be immediately followed by the forum at 2:00pm. Straw poll results will be announced at the conclusion of the candidates’ debate.
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 1:30PM
Where: Georgia Tech Academy of Medicine, 875 W Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Chandler Epp, GTCR Executive Director at (678) 234-4948 or via email at [email protected]
The purpose of the Georgia Tech Chapter of the College Republicans is to educate the students of Georgia Tech about the ideals and vision of the Republican Party, to promote those ideals, and to help elect candidates who hold them.