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Does your vote count?

10/28/2008 —

With the presidential election just days away, speculation about which candidate will win is reaching an all-time level of debate. Join Shawn Murphy, Chief of Staff to Senator Charles Lemond for a political discussion on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Murphy will host an interactive workshop in the Café Commons entitled “The Importance of Voting.”

According to the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at Penn State, today’s young voters, who are usually viewed as those between the ages of 18 and 25, sometimes up to age 30, are seen historically as eligible voters who vote in lower numbers than their elders. With the use of technology, younger generations could make a huge impact on this particular election. Participants can find out how much their vote counts, as Murphy will encourage dialogue among students and discuss the importance of voting.

For information contact Jackie Warnick-Piatt at 675-9284 or e-mail Piatt at jackiewp@psu.edu.

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