JARED ANGLE / THE EAGLE
A new political club called AU College Moderates seeks to bridge the gap between the polarized views of Democrats and Republicans.
The club meets once a month to discuss politics, but there are no “left” or “right” biases during the discussions to sway people’s opinions, said Terrence O’Connor, the club’s president and a sophomore in the School of Public Affairs.
“I felt the need to form the club for moderates with no liberal or conservative end,” O’Connor said.
O’Connor formed AU College Moderates last spring with Dan Giles, a sophomore in the Kogod School of Business and vice president of AU College Moderates, O’Connor said. The group was officially recognized as a club by Student Activities in fall 2012.
AU College Moderates plan to host mock debates and speakers that will discuss different social and economic issues this semester, according to O’Connor.
“We’re a political organization that’s welcome to all voices and we always welcome more to differing opinions,” Giles said.