To those readers of this blog living in PA, now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote in the Pennsylvania primary.
The deadline is March 24th, so if you want to be part of the Democratic primary in April, you need to register by the 24th. You can register online here:
Those of you teaching classes this semester, please contact Jessalyn Schwartz at [email protected]
if you would like to have a student come talk to your class about how to register to vote in the primary. Jessalyn writes of her efforts:
I am a graduating senior working with the Penn State Chapter of Students for Barack Obama as the Academic Outreach Coordinator. With the Pennsylvania primary quickly approaching, we have taken on the task of registering students to vote. The goal of our effort is to turn in more than 8,000 registration cards before the March 24th deadline.
I am contacting you to ask if you … would allow one of our members to speak to some of your classes and impart a non-partisan message about the importance of this election and voting as well as inform them of how and where they can register to vote. We are not trying to get more support for our specific candidate and will not be mentioning our position, though we do have to remind them that they cannot be registered independent in order to vote in the primary. Please let me know if you would be interested in allowing us to come in for a few minutes to engage your students or if you have any questions or suggestions of other faculty members that may allow our presence. Thank you for your time.
I hope people will consider contacting Jessalyn to make sure as many people as possible can participate in the primary on April 22nd.