The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated welcomes two college students who intimately understand the prejudice faced by conservative students on college campuses, according to Robin Itzler, publicity chairwoman of the group.
She said they will share how school campuses are limiting the free speech of conservative speakers and clubs.
The group plans to welcome two local conservative college activists:
- Kimo Gandall – President of College Republicans at UC Irvine, the largest active conservative political organization on campus.
- Panagiotis (Pano) Frousiakis – Third year Political Science major at UC Irvine and past president of the Orange Coast Republicans.
Itzler said associate member Dr. Jeff Barke, who recently attended the California Republican Party conference, is also on the agenda.
Barke will speak about the event, offering his own views and overall consensus of key issues. The meeting will be held Saturday morning, March 16, and the breakfast meeting will be at the Cypress Courtyard by Marriott (5865 Katella Avenue at Valley View). The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast – $25 for members and $28 for non- members.
“Every day, conservatives are attacked and belittled on high school and college campuses,” said Itzler, citing a Campus Reform study that found during the 2016-17 school year liberal speakers outnumbered conservatives at many colleges.
“The anti-conservative bias extends to professors, too,” Itzler added. “Tenure-track professors at top liberal arts colleges are overwhelmingly Democrat with some schools having no tenured Republican professors!”
The RLA club, which serves northwest Orange County cities and greater Long Beach, welcomes like-minded women and men who want to impact local, state and national politics. Reservations can be made at: RossLARepWomen@aol.com.