Following the recommendation of the finance committee, Student Congress appropriated $3,090 to UNC College Republicans Tuesday night despite pleas from the group leaders.
About 15 members of the group attended the meeting Tuesday to protest what they say is a pattern of discrimination against conservative voices.
“What I want to stress is that it’s a trend,” said Peter McClelland, president of College Republicans and a representative of Student Congress.
Last Tuesday, the finance committee recommended cutting the group’s fall budget request from $8,180 to $3,090, giving it money to bring one speaker to campus instead of two.
McClelland said the committee’s bias was proven when they gave more money to UNControllables — an anarchist group — and Siren Womyn Empowerment Magazine, which he called liberal.