A crowd of student supporters from the University of Iowa got fired up at the Greater Together Youth Summit yesterday. The guest speakers, Battleground States Director Mitch Stewart and actor Kal Penn, talked about the issues that most affect students and young Americans. KCRG TV reports:
Kal Penn, an actor known for his roles in “House” and the “Harold and Kumar” movies, told the crowd he saw the strength of Obama’s character during his time working with the campaign and later as the White House associate director of public engagement. “Obama fought for increases in student aid and health care reform, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Penn said.
“Do we really want to roll back all the progress or do we want to keep it going?” Penn said.
Students at the event said they support Obama’s efforts to decrease student loan debt and his work on health care reform. Others pointed to the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
“I know Obama will support women’s health care issues,” UI senior Jenny Hand, a 22-year-old psychology major from Bensenville, Illinois, said.
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