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UPUA To Host Third Annual PSU Votes Week

UPUA will host its third annual PSU Votes Week October 2-6 to increase awareness and voter registration in anticipation of municipal election day on November 7.

“Students are encouraged to register to vote in State College and participate in the Borough elections to
help improve student voice downtown,” the organization said in a release. “Many students live in the Borough and are impacted by the decisions of State College elected officials. Every vote counts — current State College mayor Elizabeth Goreham only needed 1,634 votes to win her last election.”

The lineup of events for the week is as follows:

Monday, October 2 — State College Mayoral Candidate Debate

Candidates for State College mayor, including Michael Black (R), Don Hahn (D), and Ron Madrid (I) will debate at 7:30 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium at the HUB.

Wednesday, October 4 — Peggy Grande: The President Will See You Now

Peggy Grande served as President Ronald Reagan’s executive assistant from 1989 to 1999. In this role, she was Reagan’s official photographer and was responsible for coordinating his events, travel, personal relationships, political connections, and daily operations.

Grand will present “The President Will See You Now at 6 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium at the HUB, focusing on a non-partisan view of civic engagement and women in politics and leadership. The event is not ticketed, so seating will be first come, first served.

Thursday, October 5 — College Republicans & College Democrats Debate

The College Republicans and College Democrats will debate the difference between free speech and hate speech at 8 p.m. in 233 HUB.

“Penn State and State College go hand in hand; whether students live here, dine here, or simply enjoy the atmosphere downtown, the Borough has a tremendous impact on the lives of every student,” UPUA
Governmental Affairs Chair Isaac Will said in a press release. “PSU Votes Week, with all its goals and events,
provides students a great opportunity to leave their own impact on State College.”

UPUA will also be in the HUB throughout the week to help students register to vote. The deadline to register in order to vote in the municipal election is October 10. You can register to vote online here.

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