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Regis Rocks the VoteOctober 3, 2016
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is launching a Rock the Vote initiative leading up to the November 8th presidential election including two ballot question forums and a live broadcast of WBZ radio’s Dan Rea show. All are free and open to the public.
Junior Sabrina "Gabie" Telemaque of Somerville, and Sophomore Taylor Garner of Richmond, Vermont, both Political Science majors, are leading the initiative in collaboration with faculty and staff to increase civic engagement and educate the community about key issues.
“I am thrilled that our students are taking charge of their civic obligations and raising awareness among fellow students,” said Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis.
Regis is co-sponsoring two ballot forums with the MetroWest Daily News. The first is on Thursday, October 13th and will focus on legalizing recreational marijuana. The second forum will be held Tuesday, October 25th and will address charter school expansion. Both events are in the Upper Student Center Lounge at 6:30 pm and are free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, November 1st, one week before the election, WBZ’s Talk the Vote, a live 2-hour traveling broadcast of NightSide with Dan Rea, will broadcast from the Regis Fine Arts Center from 8-10 pm. This event is also free and open to the public.
On November 7th, Capitol Steps, a critically acclaimed comedy troupe composed of former Senate staffers who satirize the very people and places that employed them, will perform “What To Expect When You Are Electing” at 7:30 pm in the Regis Fine Arts Center Casey Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.regiscollege.edu/facschedule or by calling the Box Office at 781-768-7070.
Additional events during October and November will include debate watching parties, registration tables and student participation in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge where we aim to improve upon student voter participation rate. In 2012, our student voter registration rate was 50%. This year’s goal is to increase the rate by at least 5%.