The President of Turning Point USA, Douglas Simpson, is a founding member of the local Chapter here in Akron. Turning Point USA meets every Wednesday at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in room 145 at 5:30 PM. Turning Point is a national organization that was just recently brought to the University of Akron.
The core principles are supporting capitalism, limited government, and individual liberties such as the 1st and 2nd Amendment, or more commonly known as Freedom of Speech and Gun Rights, respectively. The chapter does not endorse any candidates and is open to all political realms. Diversity of thought is an attraction for Turning Point USA. Douglas’ goal was to “sink his teeth in” to a political organization with the student body.
Douglas himself had a personal political revelation from being a left-leaning person a now a conservative entity. He came from a background with a mixed political family but is now creating his own political stature. He cherishes meeting new students and is open to both radical political ideologies to be discussed.