Campus Politics OU Dems and CRs to team up for political discussion forum By Erin Franczak Posted on March 1, 2017 2 min read 0 0 545 Photo by Kat Tenbarge Ohio University College Democrats and College Republicans are planning an event focused on inclusive discussion of the various political perspectives at Ohio University. The forum will randomly place students together in groups, where they will contribute their political opinions based on conversation topics students in both organizations suggested. Possible topics include health care, immigration reform and reproductive rights. OU’s LGBT Center helped facilitate the events creation, specifically by bringing the groups together. “LGBT Center reached out to us (OUCRs) and wanted us to at least have a meeting about what we could do moving forward about the devisiveness of the elections, of some of Trump’s policies,” said David Parkhill, president of the Ohio University College Republicans. “…even though we don’t agree on a lot of these things, we can still have a conversation.” The event is still in the process of being planned, with the majority of the details still under consideration. “I agreed to participate because it was about valid conversations our campus should be having,” said Sam Miller, president of the Ohio University College Democrats. “The planning is still ongoing. I’m excited for the chance for all voices and opinions to be heard in a friendly setting.” The forum is tentatively scheduled for March 23 at 7 p.m.