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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SU Students Promote PACE Voter Education with 'Squawk the Vote'

PACE logoSALISBURY, MD---Students in Dr. Chrys Egan’s Political Communication class at Salisbury University recently encouraged their fellow Sea Gulls to “Squawk the Vote” via a press release and online video campaign.

Through the assignment, students promoted the voter education series hosted by SU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) in September.

During the series, Dr. Harry Basehart, SU professor emeritus and co-founder of PACE, joined Dr. Adam Hoffman, chair of the Political Science Department, in explaining to students how to check to see what state they were registered in. They also shared information on how to obtain an absentee ballot in Maryland, if needed, for the 2016 presidential election.

“Our freedom to vote is a right that not all countries have,” said Aaron Brumbley, senior communication arts major and SU Young Life leader. “Knowing how to vote is essential to exercising that freedom. This event gave us an opportunity to understand and to teach others how to do that.”

The students’ video, “The Importance of Voting,” was posted on the PACE website, www.salisbury.edu/pace, during the series. It remains available for viewing on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jctpHL6eK1o.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.


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