Student Senate Hosts Presidential Debate Watch Party Wednesday October 19th; Capital Is Part Of “All In” Democracy Challenge

Capital Community College’s Student Senate is hosting a Presidential Debate Watch party on Wednesday, October 19th in Centinel Hill Hall auditorium at the 950 Main Street campus.

The third and final Presidential Debate will be held at the University of Las Vegas beginning at 9 p.m. on October 19th. The watch party will begin at 8;15 p.m. with a pre-debate discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

The debate watch party is open to students, faculty, alumni and friends.

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The watch party is part of the College’s involvement in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge , a national, nonpartisan campaign, to  “encourage informed citizen participation.” on campuses across the country.

The Student Senate and members of student organizations are promoting voter registration and citizen participation in the run up to the November 8th General Election.

In addition to the debate watch party and pre-debate discussion on the 19th,  the week of October 17th includes opportunities to register to vote on campus.

On Monday 10/17 PRIDE (People Respecting Individual Diversity Everywhere) will host a “Rock The Vote” registration table at the 7th floor Student Union and Cafeteria from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The first 25 registrants will get a free cupcake.

Historic newspaper photographs of past presidential and vice presidential candidates campaigning in Connecticut will be displayed on the 11th floor.  The photographs come from the collection of Frank Gerratana, an award-winning photojournalist, who covered Connecticut and campaigns for more than 40 years.

logoThe ALL IN Challenge, a program of Civic Nation, recognizes campuses committed to improving democratic engagement, increasing voter participation rates, and graduating informed and active citizens. Campuses commit to a set of actions, are recognized for achieving established benchmarks, and are presented awards for exemplary efforts.

“Preparing graduates for their public lives as citizens, members of communities, and professionals in society has historically been a responsibility of higher education,” said Zaneeta E. Daver, director of the ALL IN Challenge. “We are thrilled to welcome Capital Community College to the Challenge and applaud this commitment to making engagement with our democracy a meaningful and pervasive part of campus culture.”

For more information contact Abi Rodriguez, Student Senate President and student representative on the CCC Foundation & Advisory Council.  Email: arodr0037@mail.ct.edu

The Connecticut voter registration deadline is November 1st.  Online voter registration is available at the CT Secretary of the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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