Make Your Voice Heard! LIU Votes 2012
Voter registration drive in full swing; programming kicks off with ‘We Are One’ poetry slam & live music at Hillwood Lecture Hall Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Common Hour
Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University
Brookville, N.Y. – The presidential election is in the home stretch, and LIU Post students are encouraging the campus community to make its voice heard through LIU Votes, a university-wide civic leadership project with a goal of registering 100 percent of LIU's eligible students to vote in the 2012 election.
To kick off its voter registration drive, LIU Votes plans "We Are One," a poetry slam, vocal and guitar performances, all related to the themes of democracy, global awareness and social consciousness, in Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Common Hour, 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will register voters outside the lecture hall.
Launched in January 2012, LIU Votes has already achieved success by visiting the New York State Legislature in Albany with the largest contingent of private college students, to lobby lawmakers and advocate for student financial aid.
LIU Votes encourages students to participate in the electoral process; provides civic leadership opportunities; presents distinguished guest lecturers representing government, higher education, the private sector and nonprofit organizations; connects LIU students to national and local political campaigns and advocacy groups; presents political debates and "Meet the Candidate" events and provides opportunities to learn about cultural, musical, artistic and literary connections to civic leadership.
For more information, contact the LIU Office of Public Policy, Government and Foundation Relations at 516-299-3834 or visit www.facebook.com/LIUvotes and follow @liuvotes on Twitter.
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