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Sept. 26: Graduate Students To Host Political Fair With Elected Officials Oct. 3

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Teresa Thomas                        
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Carnegie Mellon Graduate Students To Host
Political Fair With Elected Officials Oct. 3

PITTSBURGH—As a warm-up for the November presidential election, Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) will hold a political resource fair and reception at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3 in Rangos Hall in the University Center. The event is for graduate students (with free tickets) and invited guests only.
      
Several members of Pittsburgh City Council, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and State Senate have been invited to attend. Carnegie Mellon Students for Barack Obama, the Carnegie Mellon Republican Club, the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project and The Pennsylvania League of Young Voters will also participate.
      
The evening will begin with the reception and an information fair for graduate students and guests. Later in the evening, The Pennsylvania League of Young Voters and members of Pittsburgh City Council will sponsor a game of political trivia. In addition to voter registration, the event will engage Carnegie Mellon students with regional elected officials and open up a dialogue as the November election approaches.
      
The Graduate Student Assembly is the graduate student government of Carnegie Mellon, representing nearly 5,000 graduate students at the university. The GSA strives to involve students in the community, acquaint them with the city's many cultural, social and service opportunities, and to encourage students to make Pittsburgh their home. It also works to help both domestic and international students understand local and national politics.
      
For more information about the political fair, contact GSA members Ben Lambert (benlambert@cmu.edu, 617-869-1844) or Carrie Hagan (csh@andrew.cmu.edu, 831-247-3254).
      
Carnegie Mellon has extended invitations to speak on campus to Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. Both presidential candidates visited campus this past spring to talk about the economy. Carnegie Mellon does not support or oppose any particular candidate.

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