BPC College Republicans leader makes TV at Washington conference

Brewton-Parker College political science major James Hall went to Washington, D.C., in July and found himself on cable-satellite television for a few moments.

Hall, a Brewton-Parker sophomore from Stone Mountain who is the BPC chapter president of College Republicans, asked questions during a post-speech, question-and-answer session July 21 at the 25th annual Young Americas Conservative Students Conference.

CSPAN 2, the second version of the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network, televised the conference's first-morning session that included Ron Robinson, president of the Young Americas Foundation and music producer Reginald Jones.

Robinson's speech included thoughts on former President Ronald Reagan, while Jones spoke on race relations.

During the question-and-answer session, Hall said he asked Robinson about former President Ronald Reagan's early years and Jones concerning the activities of men in the Ku Klux Klan recruited by Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

Hall was in Washington for that conference, which ran from July 20-25, and the biennial College Republicans National Committee Convention on July 25-27.

"I attended the Young Americas Conference because I wanted to get some ideas for College Republicans here," said Hall, adding that he identified himself as a Brewton-Parker student in asking his questions.

"The Young Americas Conference gave us ideas for College Republicans in a nonelection year. The most prominent service they offer is a speaker service."

Hall's hopes of bringing some noted speakers to Brewton-Parker include a visit in November by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a nationally syndicated radio host and author and founder to Tower Tradition, who will speak on how a capitalist system has Judeo-Christian roots.

Hall said the CRNC meetings gave chapter leaders the opportunity to exchange ideas and meet the new executive officials, who also offered recruiting ideas.

"A service College Republicans offers us is off its Web site, from where chapters can ddevelop their own chapter site," Hall said.

Inquiries concerning College Republicans may be directed to Hall at 583-3585.


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