For Immediate Release
Date: February 24, 2006
BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Democracy Matters is planning a student-led teach-in on Monday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Kehr Union, Multicultural Center.
The teach-in, “Pocketbook Politics,” will focus on political corruption and how this corruption can affect students. The discussion will include an explanation of the scandal involving former political lobbyist Jack Abramoff, information about lobbying reforms and a dialogue about how Democracy Matters is promoting a way to change campaign finance to eliminate corruption in the political system.
Democracy Matters is a non-profit, non-partisan student organization on BU’s campus. The group was formed to bring the enthusiasm, energy and idealism of students into the national discussion on money in politics.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.