CSA Radio Interview with Abby Fletes

Posted by Blake Wright on February 04, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Abigail Fletes, the president of the Boston University Common Sense Action chapter, had a fantastic interview with WBTU radio on January 23, 2014. She is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Latin American studies. This is her second interview with the radio station on behalf of CSA.

She explained Common Sense Action as a grassroots movement aiming to bring Millennials to the policy making table, where our generation’s interest are often not represented. There are currently 20+ Common Sense Action chapters at colleges and universities around the country. Earlier this January chapter leaders were flown in to Washington, D.C. to participate in the CSA national summit, hosted at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Abby said, as the name suggests, that the chapter’s delegates focus was to take their schools respective policies and create one framework promoting generational equity. Schools brought policies that spread across the liberal/conservative spectrum. Abby said BU’s general body is quite liberal, and that it showed in the policies they brought forth.

Abigail Fletes, the president of the Boston University Common Sense Action chapter, had a fantastic interview with WBTU radio on January 23, 2014. She is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Latin American studies. This is her second interview with the radio station on behalf of CSA.

She explained Common Sense Action as a grassroots movement aiming to bring Millennials to the policy making table, where our generation’s interest are often not represented. There are currently 20+ Common Sense Action chapters at colleges and universities around the country. Earlier this January chapter leaders were flown in to Washington, D.C. to participate in the CSA national summit, hosted at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Abby said, as the name suggests, that the chapter’s delegates focus was to take their schools respective policies and create one framework promoting generational equity. Schools brought policies that spread across the liberal/conservative spectrum. Abby said BU’s general body is quite liberal, and that it showed in the policies they brought forth.

Out of the national summit came a 10-point plan, which the chapters had debated and voted upon at the summit. “Some policies were conservative, and some were liberal, but overall we hope it to be credibly bipartisan,” Abby said. The next step for the BU chapter is to focus on advocating for the policies agreed upon at the national summit like it is a petition. What’s next you may ask? Abby said that all the CSA chapters will collect signatures and engage with candidates so that the organization can show congress national support for the policy proposals.

When in DC Abby got the chance to meet with one of Elizabeth Warren’s staffers, and hopes that she will make an appearance at one of their CSA events. Boston University’s Common Sense Action chapter meets at 7:00 PM on Thursdays in CAS room 221. Contact Abby at aefletes@bu.edu for more information on how to get involved!

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