BU to host executive director of national organization

For immediate release: Feb. 16, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — The executive director of Democracy Matters will visit Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Joan Mandle will be on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., presenting free, informal sessions on a variety of topics in the Kehr Union, Multipurpose Room B.

Mandle has been with Democracy Matters since 2001. Her teaching and public work focuses on the exploration of social change and social movements. She served as campaign manager for state Rep. Robert Edger in 1982 and 1984 and worked for Common Cause in California.

Topics that will be covered include “Money and Politics: Today’s Clean Elections Revolution,” “Student Activism: Social Movements, Power and Social Change,” “Women, Money and Politics: Can We Win?” and “Race, Gender and the Politics of Money.”

For more information and a schedule of events, contact Emily Kinkead, Democracy Matters campus coordinator, atekinkead@gmail.com.

Democracy Matters is a student based non-partisan organization that aims to increase awareness of the political process and reform campaign spending.

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.