WSU College Republican officer after our climate panel: "I didn't know that this existed—a conservative approach to climate change."
October 30, 2018 - Washington State University & Gonzaga University - Pullman, WA
After our marquee event at Washington State University in Pullman, a student stayed around to talk. "I am so glad that you came here," he said to me. "I'm a conservative from a conservative family, and now I have something to tell my parents about climate change."
Nearly the same conversation took place the next day at Gonzaga University.
"I didn't' know what to expect in coming here," a student said to me. "I didn't know that this existed—a conservative approach to climate change."
He gave me his card indicating that he's an officer in the Washington State College Republicans and told me that he was volunteering on U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' (R-WA5) campaign. "I didn't think I'd hear something that fit with conservative values, but this does."
These two students reflect the demographic trends and they're the reason we're supremely confident that we're going to win. Yet, the scientists are ringing in our ears: "Faster! We can't wait for demographics to move us to solutions. We need to act sooner than that—long before low propensity, student voters become high propensity senior voters."
We share that impatience, but we don't think the wait for solutions will be long. And we're excited about the conversations that may take place when those two students go home for Thanksgiving dinner.