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President Obama to hold fundraiser in Austin

President Obama will visit Austin in July for a fundraiser reception with country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker.
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President Obama will visit Austin in July for a fundraiser reception with country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, according to the campaign website.

Obama has visited the Lone Star State several times this year. On March 9 he attended several fundraising events in Houston, and in May he held a rally at El Paso where he spoke about immigration policy.

“Austin is effectively the liberal oasis in Texas. We have a few progressive streams here and there, but all of the action takes place in Austin and surely President Obama knows that. When we turn Texas blue, the fine print plans will come from Austin,” Leslie Tisdale, President of UDems said.

Tisdale believes that President Obama has been reaching out to student voters by calling on Congress to stop the doubling of student loan rates and showing support for the DREAM Act, which would allow thousands of student immigrants to obtain citizenship.

“College students are concerned about the security of their future, being able to pay for their degree now and ensuring everyone has these opportunities,” Tisdale said.

Although the President will be visiting Austin, the price to attend the upcoming fundraiser may be far more than what a typical college student’s budget allows. Tickets for the event start at $250 for general admission and go up to $5,000 for a photo reception.

The fundraiser will take place on July 17 at 3 p.m. at Austin Music Hall.

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