SPA Kicks Off "Newsmaker" Series with Rep. Mia Love

BY: AMANDA NYANG'ORO

The Hill’s “Newsmaker” series is coming to AU, featuring Rep. Mia Love. The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) and the School of Public Affairs (SPA) will sponsor the congresswoman on Nov. 29. Love is the first black Republican woman to be elected to Congress, representing Utah’s 4th congressional district.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Constitution Hall. Admission is free for current students with a valid AU ID, but a ticket is required. Tickets will be distributed through The Hill.

Mia Love was born in Brooklyn, New York to Haitian immigrants and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. Love first ran for Congress in 2012 after clutching the Republican nomination, but ultimately lost the bid to Democrat Jim Matheson. Two years later, Love ran again and won.

The “Newsmaker” series will bring “Leadership in Action” to AU, which aims to highlight lawmakers who facilitate conversations about diversity and promote bipartisanship through their work.

The partnership between KPU, SPA and The Hill will bring a number of other newsmakers to headline the event, whom of which will be announced at a later date. The Hill’s Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack will moderate the discussion.

The Hill is a D.C.-based political newspaper. Its “Newsmaker” series has featured politicians like Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.