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Petitioning Christopher Newport University

Allow CNU Seniors to Choose their Own Commencement Speaker

Gov. Bob McDonnell was chosen by the administration of Christopher Newport University as the commencement speaker for the 2012 graduation ceremony. Due to recent circumstances involving the recently passed abortion bill, many CNU students are against having Gov. McDonnell as the speaker. As seniors, I believe that we have the right to choose our own commencement speaker. This graduation day is our day: not the administrations. This petition represents a desire to remove Gov. McDonnell from the speaker's position due to his views on gay marriage, abortion, and other key subjects that have been reversed recently in a confusing manner. Many CNU students are against many of his key positions, and I urge CNU students that disagree with his policies and want the chance to vote for a speaker they would appreciate more to sign here.

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