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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Affairs Office
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
(707) 664-2057
e-mail: jean.wasp@sonoma.edu
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 31, 2004      File #
    Contact: JUMP: (707) 664-2382

 

Getting Out the Student Vote With Hip Hop and Funk, Sept. 11

An outdoor free music festival featuring live bands and political candidates from 2 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Sonoma State University hopes to jump start efforts to engage students in the upcoming November election.

A Voter Awareness Extravaganza on the Evert B. Person Theatre lawn at the Rohnert Park campus will be the staging area for performances by Shotgun Wedding Quintet and Derivative. Students will have opportunities to talk with candidates for the State Assembly and State Senate from the Sixth and Seventh districts. 

A highlight of the event is the opportunity to dunk the look-alike of presidential candidates President George W. Bush or Senator John Kerry. With a mock election, food booths and interactive activities, this outdoor festival hopes to be a blend of fun and awareness centering on the importance of voting, say organizers.

Sponsors of the event include Join Us in Making Progress, Associated Students, Associated Student Productions, Sonoma Student Union, Residential Life, and the Scene.

For more information, call the JUMP office, (707) 664-2382.

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