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United States Senator Michael Bennet speaks on campus

On the heels of a national campaign for President of the United States, Senator Michael Bennet made Colorado Mesa University among his first public events since transitioning from his POTUS run. Bennet’s town hall meeting at CMU drew several hundred local residents ranging from university students and young families to retirees and activists.

Bennet covered a wide range of topics from his own thoughts and reflections about Presidential politics to the ins and out of the United States Senate.

CMU ASG President Beau Flores emphasized the importance of elected officials interacting on university campuses.

“In 2019 CMU hosted a Grand Junction City Council candidate forum, a visit by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and served as a voting center for college students and community,” said Flores. “We appreciate Senator Bennet also being on campus and appreciate his service to CMU. From the Colorado Capitol Conference to his support for policies that benefit students, ASG values his presence on campus.”

Both Senator Bennet and Senator Gardner work each year with CMU to host a capitol conference for students and leaders around Colorado. The trip to the nation’s capital helps people learn about how the U.S. Congress works by visiting the elected officials and institutions who operate in Washington D.C. The 2020 Capitol Conference will occur in June 10-12, 2020. Application deadlines for conference attendance is March 20, 2020.

More than twenty speakers including elected officials, academics, lecturers and celebrities spoke at CMU in 2019. A complete list is available at CMUnow.

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Written by David Ludlam