“Roar to the Polls” with SGA

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The Student Government Association hopes to encourage the FIU student body to register to vote with their upcoming voter event series, Roar to the Poll.

In a press release, SGA emphasizes the importance of participating in this year’s election: “This year is a particularly important election year since we will be nominating our country’s leader for the next four to eight years.”

In a three-day event series, SGA is organizing community discussions “as part of this initiative to encourage students to register to vote and vote in the upcoming elections.”

Alian Collazo, president of SGA, told Student Media in July, the main goal is “[to] get as many students registered as possible by the time registration closes. If we are able to engage students from now until these times we are going to be able to have a good amount, a really good amount of students sign up to vote.”

The first event, on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in GC 243, will focus on voter literacy. “Primarily, we will be discussing why it is important to vote, the differing political positions of candidates for elected offices, and the various ways by which one can vote.” as stated on the press release.

The second and third events will take place the following month. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the kissing bridge, SGA will discuss the themes of voter myths, with guests from “Rock the Vote” providing voter information.

The trilogy of events will end on Monday, Sept. 27, on National Voter Registration Day. Taking place in the GC pit, “We will be celebrating … the efforts of our ‘Roar to the Poll’ series in getting a large portion of our student body registered and ready to vote in the Aug. 30 primary election and Nov. 8 general election.”

All events will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on their respective days.

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