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Bipartisan Discussion Series #3

Passionate about politics? Open to understanding how the other side thinks? Please join us for the third installment of our professor-led Bipartisan Discussion Series:

“Brexit, Nationalism, and Trump,”
Professor Peter Rutland
Wednesday April 12th, 12:15-1:15 PAC 422

*Co-hosted by Wesleyan Republicans & Wesleyan Democrats*

Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM
Place: PAC 422
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Democratic Debate Watch Party

From Christina Sickinger ’18:

Interested in politics? Want to watch the latest Democratic debate with others who have been following the campaigns? Join Arcadia Political Magazine, WesDems, and WesRepubs this Thursday night to watch the Democratic debate.

Bring your friends, and feel free to come and go as you please! This event is part of a series of all the primary debates this semester.

Here’s the schedule: http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-debate-schedule/

Sponsored by:
Arcadia Political Magazine
Wesleyan Republican Committee
Wesleyan College Democrats

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680949408840878/

Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)

Middletown Mayoral Debate

Coming atchoo live this thirsty Thirrrsday from Crowell Concert Hall: the Middletown Mayoral Debate, starring Republican incumbent Mayor Sebastian Giuliano, Democrat candidate Dan Drew, and moderator Peter Frank ’12. Sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly, in conjunction with Wesleying, The Middletown Eye, the Center for Community Partnerships, WesDems, Wesleyan Republicans, Woodrow Wilson Debate Society, and Psi U. (Yes, this blog is cosponsoring, and yes, we will also be liveblogging for those who can’t make it.)

The candidates are the same as in ’09: Sebastian Giuliano is again the incumbent candidate and has been mayor of Middletown since 2005. Drew remains the fresh-faced Democratic challenger, with a nifty website, Facebook page, and some well-honed fundraising skills.

Long before there was Mytheos…

…there was an anti-slavery Wesleyan Young Men’s Republican Club. From the Special Collections and Archives blog:

The 1856 election was an extremely controversial one, pitting Republican candidate John C. Fremont [above, left] against Democrat James Buchanan. The central issue of the election for many voters, and for Wesleyan’s Republican club in particular, was the proposed expansion of the institution of slavery into the territory of Kansas. Buchanan was known as a slavery expansionist, even supporting the annexation of Cuba for the purpose of building slave labor plantations there. Fremont ran on a free soil ticket, opposing the expansion of slavery to Kansas and Nebraska. In response to issues that they considered to be, “the most momentous presented to the American people since the adoption of the constitution,” a group of Wesleyan students founded the club on June 21, 1856.

The Wesleyan Republicans: fighting for democratic ideals like basic personal liberties and freedom from Obamacare since 1856.

[Via the Wesleyan Community Blog]

Wesleyan Republicans meet

From the Wesleyan College Republicans:

Welcome Class of 2013 from the Wesleyan College Republicans!

The Wesleyan College Republicans (WCR), the campus group of conservative and moderate-minded students, would like to let you know of some events we will be sponsoring in the upcoming week:

1) Tuesday, September 15th we will be running an informational booth on the main floor of Usdan. Stop by to say hello and get some information about the WCR.

2) Friday, September 18th is the all-campus Activities Fair! Members from our group will be able to answer any of your questions and will be handing out free College Republican gear!

The Wesleyan College Republicans is a group of passionate, open-minded students dedicated to diversifying the political climate on campus. Although we support conservative and moderate ideals, our members represent a broad spectrum of personal values and beliefs.

Epic Battle: WesDems vs. WesRepublicans

Campus Progress brings you a wild event full of… debating between the Wesleyan Democrats and the Wesleyan Republicans! A variety of topics will be discussed, including America’s place in the world.

What: Debate between WesDems and WesRepublicans
When: Friday April 18th, 3:30 pm
Where: Olin Library Lobby