NEW YORK, NY- August 27, 2013 – The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of Baruch College is encouraging college students and the community to vote during the upcoming election. USG is hosting a “Get Out the Vote” rally from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m., September 3, on the 25th street plaza (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues).
USG collaborated on this event with the CUNY University Student Senate (USS), New York Public Interest Research Group, and the Board of Elections to invite students from all CUNY schools to attend the rally.
Michael Harris, USG Vice President of Legislative Affairs, hopes the rally will inform voters about local issues and political candidates who are seeking election in districts throughout the city.
“A larger number of citizens vote in larger elections, which is unfortunate for all of the City Councilmembers whose hard work and campaigning often goes unrecognized,” Harris said. “I would hope that we can encourage students to not only vote for mayor but to find out who is running in their district and vote in those elections as well, because those elections are just as important.”
The rally will include voter registration sign-up, welcome remarks from USG and USS leaders and student performances.
Club Co-sponsors for the event include: Accounting Society, Debate Team, Golden Key, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Delta, WBMB Baruch College Radio, Pre-Law Society, Alpha Phi Alpha and Lambda Upsilon Lambda, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, and the International Student Organization.
Visit Baruch’s Student Life Website for updates on this event and future student events.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.