Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

Starting this week, Brown is sitting down with students and discussing the issues that matter most to them: student debt, healthcare, and human rights. Brown's campus tour started on Sunday when she penned an op-ed claiming that crippling debt from student loans is keeping many from pursuing a degree.

Brown then moved down to WSU in Pullman for a rally there Monday. Buoyed by the groundwork being done by the school's Young Democrats group. They've been working to register 5,000 students to vote -- in the hopes that most of them will vote democrat.

KHQ spoke with Brown about the importance of student participation and what's at stake for their generation.

"Millennials now are bigger than the baby boom generation, and so if they exercise their voice and their vote, they can start determining the direction of their country," said Brown.

The Brown campaign has several other campus stops. On Friday, Brown will be at Whitman University, next Tuesday, September 25th, Brown will be at Eastern Washington University and on October 8, Brown will be at Spokane Falls Community College

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