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State GOP comes to Lafayette tonight, wants to hear from you

By Sam Richards
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 12:08 pm in Uncategorized.

We received the news release kind of at the last minute, but this is looks like a worthy local event and is aimed (primarily) at high schoolers:

State Republicans coming to Lafayette for high school event tonight

LAFAYETTE — The California Republican Party’s “California Speaks Out” Tour comes to the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building Tuesday night with its first town hall for high school students, part of its interactive town hall series.

The tour is designed to bring tomorrow’s leaders from all political views together to connect with them on a personal level and discuss the issues that affect their lives and their futures.

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the veterans building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, and will be hosted by California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, a Lafayette resident, and KSFO-AM morning radio show host Brian Sussman.

Also scheduled to speak are Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, UC Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis and Ivy Allen of the Monte Vista High School Republican Club.

“We’re keeping our promise to engage new communities and give a voice to people who haven’t had the opportunity to connect directly with Republican leaders,” Del Beccaro said in a statement. “Reaching out to high school students through town hall events like this, no matter what their political background, is just the beginning of what we hope will be a lifelong interest in the civic process.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Monte Vista High School Republicans, the UC Berkeley College Republicans, Saint Mary’s College Republicans, the East Bay Young Republicans and the Contra Costa County Republican Party. Though all are welcome, RSVP is required — e-mail to RSVP.

For more information on the California Speaks Out Tour, contact the California Republican Party at 916-448-9496.

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