Friday, March 28, 2008

Chelsea Clinton speaks at West Chester University

Jonathan Yu/The SPOKE

By Ashley Chiang
Staff Reporter

WEST CHESTER—Chelsea Clinton answered questions from university students and area residents about her mother’s campaign and policies for over an hour at West Chester University on March 28. Question topics included education laws, foreign oil dependency, and the War in Iraq.

Clinton arrived at the Sykes Student Union, where the session was held, shortly after 4:00 p.m. where she was greeted enthusiastically by students and adults alike. Following a welcome speech given by the President of the West Chester University College Democrats, Clinton began taking questions from audience members from a makeshift stage.

“I’m excited to be here with you all to talk about whatever’s on your mind,” Clinton said.

Opening questions focused on future campaign strategies and tactics but question quickly shifted towards key issues such as LGBT issues, public school education, and national debt. Following the last question concerning foreign competition, Clinton remained behind to greet members of the audience before leaving for the opening of the Chester County for Hillary Campaign Office Opening.

“There are a lot of issues that the senator focuses on that affect everyone, including young people, whether it’s health care or the economy,” said senior advisor to the Clinton Campaign Philippe Reines.

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