After a month and a half of researching and clarifying potential legal issues, NYU has now established a PAC – or political action committee — set up to serve the political interests of university students. The group will be allowed to officially (we’ll get to that later) donate up to $1000 to local political candidates and up $5000 to federal election candidates.
The PAC, tentatively known as NYU Students for Political Action, met up last night in Bobst to discuss the future of the organization and to vote on key issues. There, the group voted on gay marriage and abortion. Important questions were raised by the group of undergraduates, like: “Do we pick ideal candidates or candidates who win?”, “Should we endorse local candidates?”, and “Have you guys seen that Romney video?”
It may not have been the most articulate debate, but all nine general members had a say.