The 2020 Election: Make Your Vote Count
- Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please register via Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/MSU2020ElectionForum
The MSU Leadership Institute to host a forum for first-time and returning voters on October 27th from 7:00pm-8:30pm entitled, “Make Your Vote Count.” Aimed at empowering students and community members to feel confident in casting their 2020 ballot, this virtual, interactive event will feature a panel of both local political experts and student representatives from a variety of MSU political clubs and organizations. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Eric Raile.
Dr. Raile is an associate professor of political science at Montana State University-Bozeman. He teaches primarily in public policy and public administration and worked previously in the U.S. executive branch. He has contributed to news media reports about campaigns and elections for over a decade.
The United States 2020 Presidential election serves as the first Presidential-level election for many Montana State University students. Additionally, it is regarded as an election of great importance to the MSU community, state of Montana, and the country as a whole. This panel will offer an opportunity for both first-time and returning voters to ask questions, gain new perspectives, and ultimately make a plan for their participation in what is a consequential national conversation. The conversation will feature prior Montana Senator, Matt Phillips, and past member of Montana House of Representatives, Jon Knokey, alongside student representatives.
“From pandemic to serious economic and environmental challenges, the need for effective public policies in the United States has rarely been greater,” Dr. Raile said. “The selection of the right individual for the presidency is crucial for dealing with these challenges. The same is true for other national- and state-level positions, as these individuals will work with or seek to counterbalance the president’s policy objectives. These choices will have ramifications for decades.”
Presented by the Montana State University Leadership Institute, this forum is presented in partnership by the Office of the President - extension Government Affairs, the Office of the Provost, ASMSU, Department of Political Science, Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply, and the Office of Student Engagement.
This panel is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/MSU2020ElectionForum. For more information, please call the MSU Leadership Institute at 406-994-7275 or visit www.montana.edu/leadership or http://www.facebook.com/MSULeadershipInstitute.
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