Students and Community Invited to Political Reform Forum

Sarah McQueen

Dave Obey, Katrina Shankland and a few other politicians will be speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point during a public forum held by the Common Cause in Wisconsin on Monday, Oct. 28.

The Common Cause in Wisconsin is a non-partisan, non-profit citizen’s lobby group. They have been holding forums all over Wisconsin for the past six years. They were last at UWSP in 2009.

“The whole point of these is education,” said Jay Heck, executive director of the Common Cause. “We are inviting people to come and learn about political reform issues.“

Topics of discussion will include changing voter districts, voter photo ID law and public financing. The forum will be held in the Dreyfus University Center in the Laird Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“College students often underestimate themselves,” Heck said. “They need to engage not only by voting but also by becoming activists and making their voices heard. Engaging their congressmen and legislators can make [college students] that much more powerful.”? 

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