Turning Point USA tried influencing elections at K-State. SGA just allocated them $3,000 to host speakers on campus - 2019-04-02

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F0.png Turning Point USA tried influencing elections at K-State. SGA just allocated them $3,000 to host speakers on campus April 2, 2019, Rafael Garcia, Kansas State Collegian

As the debate over the Student Governing Association's decision to allocate $3,000 to a local chapter of Turning Point USA continues, a Collegian investigation has revealed that the conservative, non-profit organization previously included Kansas State University in its plan to influence student governments across the country, and the group has made offers to current SGA leadership to attend their leadership conference.

In a document obtained by the Collegian labeled the "Campus Victory Project," Turning Point's national leadership outlined its three-phase plan to identify, recruit and promote student government candidates and leaders at the nation's top NCAA Division I schools by 2020.

The document, which appears to be a couple years old, lists former student body president Jack Ayres and K-State itself as a "win" in its list of student leaders across the nation who "have direct oversight and influence over more than $500 million in university tuition and student fee appropriations."

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Rafael | last = Garcia | author2 = Bailey Britton | title = Turning Point USA tried influencing elections at K-State. SGA just allocated them $3,000 to host speakers on campus | url = https://www.kstatecollegian.com/2019/04/02/turning-point-tried-influencing-elections-at-k-state-sga-just-allocated-them-3000-to-host-speakers-on-campus/ | work = Kansas State Collegian | date = April 2, 2019 | accessdate = November 20, 2019 }}