FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 4, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU student offers You Tube response to ABC '20/20' election query
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - It's Election Day across America and Slippery Rock University students are clearly involved.
Brandon Parker, a senior political science major from Erie, used part of his fellowship in Oregon to make a video now featured on You Tube's video homepage.
Parker, past president of SRU's Student Union for Minority Affairs and a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, said he made the video while working as a political organizer for the Oregon Bus Project, a program of driving voters to the polls. The video is a response to a recently aired ABC "20/20" report done by reporter John Stossle questioning whether young people should vote and questioning their political savvy.
Parker said his video targets older people to show how "20/20's" exploitation tactics among young people was wrong and a huge generalization.
"Given the current political climate I thought both videos would be an excellent comparison for the SRU student body to view and discuss," he said.
To view the "20/20" video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0C47Rlnc-8;
To view Parker's response, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tsEUrEtzlQ.
The campus is reminded Pennsylvania polls are open until 8 p.m. today for registered voters.
Slippery Rock University's Student Government Association is providing Election Express bus service to two local polling places. For full details on which addresses and which campus residence halls vote at which poling place as well as the bus routes click here: Election Bus Schedule.
Television coverage of election returns will be shown beginning at 8 p.m. in the University Union.
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