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Town Hall to Focus on Local Issues

Nov. 26, 2013

What:

Local government issues, such as homelessness, transportation and district versus at-large elections, are the topics slated for a Dec. 4 American Democracy Project town hall at Cal State Fullerton. The forum is free and open to the public.

When:

Wednesday, Dec. 4
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where:

Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.

Additional:

The American Democracy Project is a national initiative to foster informed civic engagement. Programs are hosted at college and university campuses around the country. Students from a political science course taught by Karalee Watson have been preparing for the town hall throughout the fall semester and will lead the talks with invited community leaders and members of the public.

Why:

"This year, rather than look at issues on the national scale, we are taking a more local approach, focusing on issues that our communities have been grappling with for years," said Watson, a lecturer in political science. "The goal is to show students that government really has an impact on their lives. The students were tasked at seeing how government can be a part of the solution these important issues facing our communities."

More Info:

Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, associate professor of political science, 657-278-3467

Media Contacts:

Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, 657-278-3467
Karalee Watson, 657-278-6565
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852 

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