Friday, February 24, 2012

Rock the Vote

This Wednesday, February 29th from 11 am to 2 pm, several speakers will discuss voter registration and the importance of voting.

The main goal of this campaign is to register students to vote and mobilize their voice. The event will also focus on ways in which students can get more involved.

According to the event organizers...

1) The statistics show that citizens aged 18 to 25 are showing up to the polls less and less. This means that politicians are not discussing what is important to our age group in their campaigns, and we as young adults are not involved in the creation of our future. This is an endless cycle- we can take the first step to break it by registering to vote!

2) It is said that Puget Sound students live in a "bubble" here on campus.It is important to get students integrated into the Tacoma and Washington community as well. We will have information for students regarding registering to vote in Washington as well as a variety of options about how you can get more involved in local politics.

Come out, register to vote, and learn more about how you can get involved in the community and shape your future.

At the event we will be hearing from professors Emelie Peine, Richard Anderson-Connolly, as well as Dean Mike Segawa and Chaplain Dave Wright.

There will be tabling in the SUB this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11am-1pm to register new voters as well!

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