Conservative Speakers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Spite UNC Student Congress

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Posted: Sep 06, 2013 10:10 AM

In response to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill refusing to grant enough funding to the College Republicans to bring conservative speakers Ann McIlhinney and Katie Pavlich to campus, a crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign has been launched to raise the $6,000 needed to host the events.

McIlhinney, a documentary filmmaker and investigative reporter, and Pavlich, a New York Times best-selling author, Fox News Contributor, and News Editor of Townhall.com, were deemed by the members of the Student Congress as being “non-intellectual” and having “no value.”

McIlhinney is no stranger to crowdfunding. Her latest film, FrackNation, was produced through a Kickstarter campaign and raised $212,265 by more than 3,000 backers.

Although UNC’s Student Congress decided against fully funding the activities of the College Republicans, they provided full funding to various left-leaning, feminist, and anarchist groups. The Student Congress has more than $90,000 in reserve funds, which are supplied by mandatory student activity fees.

To donate to the campaign, click here.

UPDATE: The goal was reached in two hours!