October 5, 2018
The University of Southern Maine offered a “pop-up” elective course this week for students interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. to protest and pressure Sen. Susan Collins into voting against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The University of Maine is offering free course credit to students who travel to DC to harass @SenatorCollins. (Bonus points if you’re willing to get arrested, conservatives need not apply.) #Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/0jdVNk7zFZ
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) October 3, 2018
The Republican Party of Maine sounded the alarm on Facebook Wednesday:
RED ALERT: The University of Maine uses your tax dollars, offers college credit to protest Sen. Collins in Washington, D.C.
In an email from a University of Southern Maine Community Outreach Coordinator, U Maine students are told that they can earn a free credit if they hop on a free bus ride down to Washington, D.C. to protest Senator Collins.
The event page goes as far as to ask if STUDENTS are okay with being ARRESTED. That will look good on a job application when they graduate.
In case you were wondering, students who want to support Senator Collins are not welcome, as one individual who asked found out.
Maine Republicans urged followers to call and email USM President Glenn Cummings to voice their concerns.
The university’s email, sent to students Wednesday with the subject “info on bus to DC TONITE,” described the free one credit course, titled “Engaged Citizenship”:
The requirements of the pop-up include: busing overnight to Washington D.C. to join activists, political action groups and social justice organizations to meet with Sen. Collins. Rally up around the FBI investigation of the Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh.
This article was posted: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:36 am