PSA talk about Trump orders

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

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A panel detailing the recent executive orders and calls made by President Donald Trump since his arrival into office will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Roberson Auditorium of Lumpkin Hall.

Kate Arnold, president of the Political Science Association, said the panel is non-partisan.

“(It is) just trying to get information and it’s not just about the immigration ban. It’s about all executive orders and the consequences and effects of them,” Arnold said. “Every order that he makes is going to affect everyone whether in a really impactful way or a subtle way.”

Hosted by the Political Science Association and its members, the panel will feature a handful of professors from different areas such as economics and journalism. It will offer facts as well as different perspectives on the world of politics over the past two weeks.

The panel coincides with the “No Ban, No Wall” march that will be this Thursday. Frida Arellano, the president of the College Democrats, said the panel serves as a way to educate both the campus and Charleston communities about the recent immigration ban and talk about Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican-American border, before they pick up their posters and march.

“The thing that is so genuine about this is first, we are trying to inform students about the panel, and this way we’re trying to get facts right and avoid “alternative” facts,” Arellano said.

Sam Reiss, the student treasurer for the College Democrats said the panel will also help people know what the march is about.

Then, after the panel, Arellano said they planned to give students and others that extra day before the march to think about what they learned, formulate what they think is right and decide whether or not they want to participate in the march.

“We don’t want this to be seen as… very radical, we want to be bipartisan…and put together this panel that’s just straightforward facts from different social and economic perspectives from professors,” Arellano said.

Arnold said the panel is also a way for participants to differentiate between the misinformation shared by the media and both political parties and the facts.

She said it is good to the information from a source who is well-versed with the given topics and issues.

“You have people who are either blowing things out of proportion or who are just not telling the whole truth,” Arnold said. “So (the panel) is just kind of like, let’s look at (what has happened), let’s analyze it, let’s see what the effects are going to be and then you can make your own determination of what you believe in.”

 

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