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Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan

Title

Campus Coordinator

Email

mkeenan@redalertpolitics.com

Fun Fact

She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

A “good start”: Ivanka’s speech advances GOP’s discussion of women’s issues

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, walks to the podium during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ivanka Trump used her speech on Thursday night to appeal to a group of voters her father hasn’t done a very good job reaching out to – young women. Before Donald Trump took the stage to officially accept the Republican nomination for president, his daughter vouched for his commitment to gender equality, equal pay for […]

Why millennials can get behind Trump on NATO stance

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

Donald Trump may not be a youth favorite, but on foreign policy he might just be speaking their language. Trump triggered international alarm this week with his comments about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Republican presidential nominee told the New York Times that he would decide whether the U.S. should defend NATO allies […]

Millions of Amazon Prime shoppers now eligible for student loan discounts

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In addition to the free two-day shipping, Amazon Prime is now offering discounts on student loans. Wells Fargo bank and Amazon announced a partnership on Thursday that will make millions of students eligible for a 0.5% discount on their student loan interest rates by subscribing to Amazon’s “Prime Student” membership. Students will be able to […]

Still alive? Sanders delegates plan “special meeting” before DNC

(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

It’s not over ’til it’s over, and Bernie Sanders’ political revolution is still alive. Although the theme of next week’s Democratic National Convention is ‘unity,’ thousands of Sanders supporters plan to descend on Philadelphia to protest and Bernie delegates are gearing up for a fight. The Sanders campaign emailed delegates on Wednesday about a “very special meeting with Bernie […]

Hillary’s New #TrumpYourself app: Feel personally victimized by Donald Trump

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#TrumpYourself doesn’t just mean a selfie with a fake toupee anymore. In another attempt to engage young supporters though social media, Clinton’s digital team released a new “Trump Yourself” Facebook application, to make you feel personally victimized by Donald Trump. Using the application, you can filter your Facebook pictures with Trump insults like, “fat pig,” “hater and loser,” and “total […]

RNC Panel: GOP platform “repulsive to a lot of young voters”

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Back in April, more than 60 percent of millennial women said they were “scared” of Donald Trump. Now that he is the official Republican nominee for president, his unfavorable polling numbers remain high with young voters — and the socially conservative GOP platform and his running mate Mike Pence aren’t doing him any favors. “I […]

Caitlyn Jenner in Cleveland: “I won’t give up hope” on the GOP

Caitlyn Jenner, right, speaks at an American Unity Fund brunch at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on July 20, 2016, on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. On the dais with Jenner is Margaret Hoover of the American Unity Fund. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

“It was easy to come out as trans. It was harder to come out as Republican,” transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner said on Wednesday morning. Jenner spoke at the conservative pro-LGBT American Unity Fund brunch in Cleveland, alongside elected officials and other LGBT activists. The event was meant to showcase conservative support for LGBT issues, though […]

Taxpayer groups: New student loan bailout rule will cost billions

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A newly proposed student loan bailout rule would expand loan forgiveness to those who were “defrauded or deceived by an institution,” but it’s going to cost taxpayers anywhere from $2 billion to $43 billion. 18 national taxpayer organizations — from the Tea Party Patriots to the National Taxpayers Union — are demanding that the Department of Education withdraw the new […]

Anti-millennial? College Republicans Chair calls GOP Platform a “formality”

A gavel is positioned next to the podium before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Delegates are gathered in Cleveland this week for the Republican National Convention where they are expected to nominate Donald Trump for president and vote on the official party platform. While many Republicans have argued that Trump lacks the proper conservative credentials to be the party’s nominee, the GOP platform he will be running on has been […]

California adds LGBT history to curriculum — starting in second grade

Associated Press

In history class, you probably learned about Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, but you probably didn’t learn about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. But that’s all about to change — at least in California. The […]

“Free”: Democrat Senate candidates follow Bernie’s lead

Associated Press

In a nod to Bernie Sanders and his coalition of young supporters, eight Democrats involved in key Senate races announced they would back debt-free college proposals. Sanders energized thousands of young people across the country during the Democratic primary, promising “free college for all” — and now that message is reaching the congressional campaigns. A spokeswoman […]

Unity? UW ‘Multicultural Center’ segregates meetings by race after shootings

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison had a strange response to last week’s race-related news. To give students and faculty the opportunity to process and discuss the shooting of five police officers in Dallas and the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, UW’s Multicultural Student Center held a series of meetings on Monday. Ironically, despite the fact that the […]

Could Mark Cuban be the next vice president? Polls are promising

AP Photo/LM Otero

Mark Cuban has made a habit of commenting on the 2016 race for president. A self-described independent, Cuban has offered praise and criticism for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but he’s open to being either candidate’s second-in-command. And it turns out there are plenty of people out there who would probably be in favor of […]

Celebrity video: ’23 ways you could be killed if you’re black in America’

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In an exclusive video for Mic, 23 celebrities — including Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Chris Rock, and Rihanna — revealed 23 ways you can be killed if you’re black in America. Spurred by police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling last week, Mic writer Jamilah King made a list of the “23 everyday actions punishable by death if you’re […]

Your Starbucks coffee is getting more expensive — and wage hikes are to blame

AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File

You thought Starbucks couldn’t charge any more for a cup of coffee — but you’re wrong. Drinks increased by as much as 30 cents this week. Brewed coffee prices are up by 10-20 cents and espresso and tea latte drinks are 10-30 cents more, according to a statement on the Starbucks website. Why? On Monday, […]

Climate group using Pokémon Go to lure millennials to vote for liberals

AP Photo/Alan Diaz

The Pokémon Go craze sweeping the nation has had its fair share of consequences — some humorous, and others downright sinister. It has only been a week since the game’s release, and players have reported injuries, armed robberies, and the mysterious discovery of a dead body. Now, a political group is using it to trick young people […]

Student threatened, may be expelled for criticizing #BlackLivesMatter

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Purdue University Northwest administrators have reportedly threatened to expel a student for his posts on social media, leading him to claim that his First Amendment right to free speech is under attack. The student, Joshua Nash, told The College Fix that the post that got him into trouble was most likely a controversial one that he […]

Federal court rules password sharing is a crime, Netflix users panic

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It looks like bad news for most of us. Last week, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled password sharing is a crime — leading to mass panic from everyone who has either shared or freeloaded off of someone else’s Netflix account. (So, everyone). The decision came after David Nosal, a former employee of the executive […]

Education reform: Trump card to win young voters?

Supporters for Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. cheer before a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday, July 12, 2016, prior to the arrival of Clinton and Sanders. Sanders is poised to offer his long-awaited endorsement of Clinton, hoping to transfer the energy of his supporters into the party's fight against Republican Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

If there is one issue that is most important to win over the millennial demographic in 2016, it’s education. A new GenForward poll found that the largest share of 18- to 30-year-olds surveyed (31%) listed education as the most important issue when choosing which political candidate to support. Although education was the top issue overall, […]

Millions of disaffected voters switch party loyalty

AP Photo/David Goldman

With historically unpopular presidential front-runners like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, more voters are threatening to forgo party loyalty and vote across enemy lines when they hit the polls in November. Deep Root Analytics polling firm has identified 16 million voters, or 9 percent of the electorate, are “reluctant Republicans,” or voters who identify more […]