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GOP invites high schoolers to Lafayette town hall

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 1:40 pm in Political calendar, Political events, Republican Party.

The California Republican Party launches tonight in Lafayette its first-ever town hall for high school students as part of the “California Speaks Out Tour.”

The free town hall begins at 7 tonight at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., in Lafayette. Hosts include CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, who lives in Lafayette.

The event is co-hosted by KSFO-AM morning radio show host Brian Sussman and will feature Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho of Discovery Bay, UC Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis and Ivy Allen from the Monte Vista High School Republican Club.

Read on for the CRP’s news release and more details:

SACRAMENTO — The California Republican Party’s “California Speaks Out” Tour resumes Tuesday in Lafayette with its first-ever town hall for high school students, part of its groundbreaking interactive town hall series that talks with people where they live, in terms they understand. This tour stop 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 town hall, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:00PM Tuesday night at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, and is hosted by CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro. The event is co-hosted by KSFO-AM morning radio show host Brian Sussman and will feature Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, UC Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis, and Ivy Allen from 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,” said CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro. “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 CRP’s first-ever high school town hall event is co-sponsored by the Monte Vista High School Republicans, the UC Berkeley College Republicans, St. Mary’s College Republicans, the East Bay Young Republicans, and the Contra Costa County Republican Party.

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

 

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