Conservative Activist Angela 'Bay' Buchanan to Speak at Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY--Angela 'Bay' Buchanan, president of the conservative organization The American Cause, will discuss "The Failures of Feminism" in a talk at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 4. Her lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

The sister of Patrick J. Buchanan, Bay Buchanan served as campaign chairman for his 1992, 1996, and 2000 presidential runs. She is president of The American Cause, an educational foundation founded by her brother Pat that is dedicated to advancing traditional conservative issues.

Buchanan began her political career as the national treasurer of Ronald Reagan's successful 1980 presidential campaign. In 1981 President Reagan appointed her to be Treasurer of the United States, becoming, at the age of 32, the youngest person ever to hold that position. In 1983 Reagan named her to chair the Commission on Women Business Owners. She later served as cochair of the California delegation to the Republican National Convention, and in 1990 she ran unsuccessfully for California state treasurer.

Buchanan served as a political analyst for "Good Morning America" throughout the general election season in 1992, and from 1996 to 1998 she cohosted the CNBC political talk show "Equal Time." She appears frequently as a political analyst for CNN. In 1996 she was named by "George" magazine as one of the top 20 political women in the nation.

Buchanan's appearance is made possible in part by the Young America's Foundation, and is cosponsored by the Ithaca College Republicans, Student Government Association, Department of Politics, and Office of Residential Life. For more information, call Michelle Meredith of the Ithaca College Republicans at (607) 375-4029.