National Voter Registration Day brings TV media to Dominican

Dominican faculty and students were interviewed by Bay Area television stations covering National Voter Registration Day.

Both KGO-TV (ABC) and KPIX TV (CBS) in San Francisco sent camera crews to Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza during lunch on September 27 to interview Dominican students such as Jack Davis, a political science and communications double major, and Katherine Koyfman, president of the Dominican Political Science Association. Crews also talked with professor Alison Howard, chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies.

The registration drive was part of the Dominican Political Science Association’s (DPSA) Voter Engagement Week, featuring a series of informative events on campus.

On September 26, in conjunction with the Democracy and Equity initiative at Dominican, DPSA hosted a Presidential Debate Viewing Party and debate discussion in the Student Union in Fanjeaux Hall.

On September 27, National Voter Registration Day, DPSA members was staged in front of Caleruega Dining Hall for a voter registration drive. Dominican was among a network of sites participating with the County of Marin on voter registration efforts. The last day to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 24, only a month away.

On September 28, also in front of Caleruega Dining Hall, DPSA and Dominican History Club members discussed with their peers the evolution of voting rights and current voting laws. In addition, representatives of IGNITE examined and explain government representation and empowerment, and how to reach political parity.

On September 29, DPSA examined how technology is impacting voting. The “Tech, Social Media, and Voting” presentation took place in front of Caleruega Dining Hall.

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September 27, 2016