Campaign hits campus

In an effort to educate students on the importance of voting, the FAMU chapter of the Political Organizations Committee will host “Promote the Vote,” a forum discussion tonight from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium.

The forum, which is part of a national campaign geared at getting young adults to vote, will concentrate on voting procedures, as well as answer any questions posed by students.

“It is very important for the organization to create an educated minority voter base, as opposed to just a registered college student or a registered college voter,” said Justin Proctor, chairman of the Political Organization Committee.

In addition to tonight’s forum, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, of the 35th District of California, will visit the campus on Friday to promote the national campaign and be the keynote speaker at convocation.

“Rep. Waters will be making appearances in the political science department, the School of Business, and she will take a tour in the Black Archives,” said Delane Adams, the aide to the committee’s adviser.

According to Adams, Rep. Waters will be visiting these sites from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

A “Promote the Vote” concert sponsored by Def Jam Records, will take place on campus Oct. 20.

FAMU is one of two sites selected for the “Promote the Vote” concert in Florida. Florida International University and the University of Miami will host a joint concert.

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