Politics Week begins Monday at Newberry College

By James Salter - For The Newberry Observer

NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Political Science Department is teaming up with the College Republicans and Young Democrats to host “Politics Week” from Sept. 19 through Sept. 22.

The week will consist of four days of politically-themed events, in an effort to educate and engage students and community members ahead of the general election.

All events will be held on the Newberry College campus, and are open to the public.

Sept. 19, 10 a.m.: Meet & Greet with U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05), Smeltzer Hall Blue Room. Luncheon in Kaufmann Hall to follow. Elected in 2010, Mulvaney represents South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District.

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: Constitution Day address by S.C. Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn, Alumni Music Center Recital Hall. Reception to follow. Hearn was elected to the Court in 2009.

Sept. 21, 6 p.m.: Missing Voter Project presentation by Daniel Deweese of the S.C. Progressive Network, Alumni Music Center Recital Hall.

Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: South Carolina Political Corruption and Ethics Reform presentation, featuring former S.C. Senators Tom Pope and Tommy Moore, and Dr. John Crangle, executive director of S.C. Common Cause, Alumni Music Center Recital Hall. Book signing and reception to follow.

Throughout the week, college students will also have opportunities to register to vote, view and obtain campaign literature for local, congressional, and presidential campaigns. This will be Newberry College’s second Politics Week, and it comes just 50 days before the Nov. 8 election.


By James Salter

For The Newberry Observer

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