KUCINICH AT USF - Darien Cavanaugh and Beth Wolfe03/04/04
Last night, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich spoke at USFÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Special Events Center in a public forum hosted by the Student Government.
Voice Over: Nearly 250 people, including students and activists, attended the forum. Students arrived with a broad range of questions, for the democratic candidate.
Brandon hoped to learn of more significant ways for college students to become more active and effective in political activites.
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Kucinich addressed these concerns, as well as a range of others, including tuition, womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rights, gay marriage, and standardized testing.
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Kucinish went on to remind students of the roll young activists played in changing government policies in the sixties and seventies
Cut threeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦environment, sweatshops etc.
Several students asked questions concerning abortion and womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rights, Kucinich answered with his ideas for both increased education and of womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right to chooseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
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He then went on to frame the topic in a global persectiveÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
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Kucinich made clear his support of gay rights and gay marriage, and criticized the Bush administrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s policy on the subject
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Election reform became another key topic of the discussion, with Kucinich urging people to question the use of electronic voting machines.
Cut to votÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. He also criticized corporate and private campaign contributions, and recommended public funding for campaigns as an alternative.
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While some students left without their chief concerns being addressed, many felt very satisfied with the forum and KucinichÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s speech.
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For more information on the Dennis Kucinich campaign, log on to Kucinich .us For WMNF, Darien Cavanaugh and Beth Wolf reporting.