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Students to meet on the ‘Road to the White House’

Amanda Neace

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The NAACP chapter of Northern Kentucky University is encouraging students to vote in the upcoming presidential election by hosting “Road to the White House” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Student Union, room 107A.

Students for Obama, College Democrats, Students for Change, and the Campbell County Republican Party collaborated with NKU’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to produce the informational session.

The main goal of the event is to provide accurate and detailed information about Senators John McCain and Barack Obama and their policies in an unbiased manner.

This will be accomplished with a 15-minute presentation and PowerPoint for both candidates.

The unique aspect of this session is that information will not be presented as a debate.

“So often we hear on TV the attack ads,” said College Democrats President Adam Sandfoss. “People are sick of the attacks, because it’s hard to tell the difference between campaigns and issues.

It’s nice to have an evening where people can learn about candidates in a positive manner.

“They won’t feel threatened.”

After both platforms are presented, Christopher Smitherman, president of Cincinnati’s NAACP chapter, will speak to the audience about the importance of political involvement.

“People discount the youth vote because many (young voters) don’t turn out (on election day),” says Sandfoss. “But the decisions that politicians make affect us more.

We’re carrying this country into the next generation.” All undecided voters from NKU and the local community are encouraged to attend this event.

The session intends to provide this audience with the information they need to choose which candidate best fits their political needs.

For students who have yet to register to vote, booths will be on the plaza in front of the Student Union all this week. The deadline to register to vote in the November elections is Oct. 6.The session intends to provide this audience with the information they need to choose which candidate best fits their political needs.

For students who have yet to register to vote, booths will be on the plaza in front of the Student Union all this week.

The deadline to register to vote in the November elections is Oct. 6.

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Students to meet on the ‘Road to the White House’