Bradley Hardy, NC Federation of College Democrats
A group of UNC-Asheville students challenged on Wednesday Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s hypocrisy while he was on their campus to promote faith-based initiatives and advise local churches on how to receive money from the federal government.
The students took their tuition bills and textbook receipts to Burr to remind him of the financial burden that college students face and ask why he didn’t believe they deserved some relief.
The protest was organized through Facebook, an Internet social networking group, and covered by the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Earlier this year, Burr had an opportunity to help make education more affordable for millions of college students by voting for Senate Bill 1762, “The Higher Education Access Act”.
But once again, Burr chose special interests over the needs of his own constituents.