Politics & Government
5:45 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Obama Campaign Holds HBCU Summit

Staff members from President Barak Obama’s re-election campaign are in Durham today. They’re meeting with hundreds of students for a national summit at North Carolina Central University.

Leoneda Inge:  The “Greater Together” National HBCU Student Summit will kick-off like a pep rally. But it will soon get down to business.

Reggie McCrimmon is president of the Student Government Association at North Carolina Central. The 20-year-old says he wants students to get excited about the 2012 presidential election, but he also wants them to be informed.

Reggie McCrimmon:  What we really want to hear is what exactly is going to be done to make sure we secure higher education for the future because the cost is really getting expensive.

Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina, Congressman G-K Butterfield and actress, activist Gabrielle Union are scheduled to attend the summit.