U offers more than just two-party politics

Many opportunities exist at the University for students interested in politics.
Finding and joining University political organizations is easy and does not require much time, as groups meet anywhere from once a week to once a month.
Four major political parties are represented by student organizations: the Campus Libertarians, the College Reform Party, the College Democrats and the College Republicans.
These groups follow guidelines closely resembling national party platforms and sponsor guest lecturers, debate issues and volunteer for political campaigns.
The Campus Libertarians usually meet every two weeks. For more information, call (612) 624-7120, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.tc.umn.edu/~liberty/.
The College Reform Party holds monthly meetings. To find out more, call (612) 379-2039 or visit www.tc.umn.edu/~reformmn/.
The College Democrats hold meetings periodically. For meeting places and times, call (612) 447-5534.
The College Republicans also hold periodic meetings. Call (612) 625-5165 or e-mail [email protected].
For students who are interested in discussing political issues informally, the Undergraduate Political Science Association hosts discussions and activities that focus on all aspects of the political spectrum.
Although there are no major elections this year, many of these organizations will be busy this fall preparing for the 2000 election.
— Chris SigurdsonFor The Daily