BU organization hosts “Smack Down Your Vote Drive”

Date:  October 26, 2006

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Democracy Matters student organization is asking people to vote and stay informed with “Smack Down Your Vote Drive” on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kehr Union Ballroom.

The day will consist of two presentations. A debate will be held between the College Republicans and the University Democrats that will feature topics facing today’s voter, including the war in Iraq, minimum wage, North Korea’s nuclear testing, immigration, taxes, relations with Iran and the Patriot Act. A second presentation will feature the College Republicans and University Democrats explaining why they believe their candidates should be voted into office. 

Democracy Matters will also hand out voter guides. The guides will explain the views of the candidates, as well as who funds them. Free pizza will be provided by the American Democracy Project.

Democracy Matters is a student based non-partisan organization that aims to increase awareness for the political process. The American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative that seeks to produce college graduates who are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens in a democracy. 

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.