UI College Republicans, IC Americans for Prosperity to protest Obama speech

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 25, 2012 6:30 AM

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The University of Iowa College Republicans and the Iowa City branch of Americans for Prosperity will protest beginning at 11 a.m. today.

UI College Republicans President Kelsey Boehm said the two organizations will convene near the Field House, where President Obama is set to speak at 1 p.m., with signs explaining what they disagree upon.

Among the issues Boehm said the Republicans plan to protest about include the high unemployment rates they have seen since the president has been in office.

"We want to make sure we have a presence on campus," she said. "We want everyone to know that we are here and that everyone in the city is not supporting liberal politics."

Many College Republican members plan on going to the president's speech, but Boehm said they will not protest.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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