Sierra College Political Science Club raising money to attend Obama’s inauguration

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The Sierra College Political Science Club has the rare opportunity to attend the United States presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., in January, 2013, if they can get some financial help to get there.

The trip, which has been planned by the club members, will send eight students, accompanied by their faculty adviser, to D.C. to attend the inauguration, the inaugural parade, tour museums, memorials and government facilities, and meet with several California senators and representatives, including Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer and Tom McClintock. The cost per student for the trip is estimated at $1,000. The trip is scheduled for Jan. 17-23, 2013.

“The club is ecstatic to have this opportunity and we’re working very hard to fundraise for the trip,” said club member Sydney Rothman. “Community donations would be incredibly appreciated and are 100 percent tax-deductible. Donors will be proudly acknowledged as trip sponsors.”

The largest portion of the Sierra College student population is part of the generation referred to as the Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000. This age group made up one-fourth of the voting-age American public in this past election. This generation, numbering 46 million, surpasses the 39 million-strong bloc of voters over the age of 65.

To help send the Sierra College Political Science Club to the inauguration, contact the club through their Facebook page, Sierra College Political Science Club Inaugural Trip, or club president Greg Harnage at or 580-5445. Checks should be made out to Sierra College Political Science Club and mailed to Sierra College Political Science Attn: Campus Life Office, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677.