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Election Day on Johns Hopkins University's
|October 31, 2008|
|TO:||Election day coverage planners, education reporters, producers|
|FROM:||Amy Lunday | 443-287-9960 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|RE:||Election Day on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, Nov. 4, starting at 8 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Various locations on campus, 3400 N. Charles St.|
Voter apathy isn't an option on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University, thanks to several student groups who have reached across party lines to stimulate political discussion throughout the 2008 presidential election season. Their bipartisan efforts will culminate in a full schedule of events on Election Day, offering reporters a great opportunity to talk with young adults, including many first- time voters, about this historic election.
Election Day events on campus include:
** 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: The students will be manning an election center set up for the day in the Office of Student Involvement in the Mattin Center. Student volunteers will offer information on polling places, and members of both parties will conduct their get-out-the-vote efforts until the polls close at 8 p.m.
** 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: The students are throwing a party in the Charles Commons Ballroom, where they will gather to watch the results come in on TV. A panel of Johns Hopkins professors will be analyzing the results, and there will be food, giveaways and DJ. The idea is to offer a fun and educational way to gather students to track the results.
The events are sponsored by the College Democrats, College Republicans, JHU Votes, Hopkins Organization of Programming and Student Council. For information, contact Sophie Shulman, president of JHU Votes, at 206-351-1697 or JHUVotes@jhu.edu; Daniel Barash, vice president of the College Democrats, at email@example.com, or call his cell at 917-520-0420; or Evan Lazerowitz, president of the College Republicans, at firstname.lastname@example.org.