UCA will be site at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for the first meeting of an effort to get college students engaged in the political process on substantive issues such as poverty and global disease.Jim VandeHei, John Harris, a former Washington Post reporter who now is executive editor in chief of Politico, will moderate the discussion, which will include questions sent by text from students around the country.
The UCA news release is on the jump.
UCA NEWS RELEASE
UCA to host national launch of ONE Student | ONE Vote
CONWAY, ARK. -- The University of Central Arkansas on Thursday will join with the ONE campaign to host the first-ever ONE Student | ONE Vote event to discuss ways to power the 2008 election and rally presidential candidates around issues such as extreme poverty and global disease.
John Harris, editor-in-chief of Politico, will moderate the conversation. Panel members include UCA President Lu Hardin, author and national security expert Jeffrey Laurenti of The Century Foundation, and UCA professors and students. Other college students from around the nation will provide questions for the panel using text messaging capabilities. The event, which will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus, is open to the public.
ONE Student | ONE Vote is a series of campus conversations to energize, inform and activate young voters in the upcoming 2008 election. ONE Student | ONE Vote will not just create new voters in 2008; ONE Student | ONE Vote will create this generation’s newest, most politically-aware and effective global citizens. ONE Student | ONE Vote is part of ONE Vote ’08: Saving Lives, Securing our Future, an unprecedented non-partisan campaign launched by ONE to engage and energize U.S. Presidential candidates on issues of extreme poverty and global health, bringing high visibility for these issues into the U.S. political arena, along with commitments by each candidate to support real solutions.
ONE: THE CAMPAIGN TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans -- ONE by ONE -- to fight the emergency of global disease and extreme poverty. ONE is a coalition of millions of people and more than 150 of the nation's leading relief, humanitarian and advocacy organizations. For more information, please visit ONE.org.
WHAT: UCA hosts national launch of ONE Student | ONE Vote
WHEN: Thursday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, UCA campus