Posted by: Melissa Kvidahl | April 20, 2011

It’s All Politics at Rutgers Day

Rutgers Day is packing a political punch this year on the College Avenue Campus.

Students from Rutgers University Democrats and College Republicans are collaborating across the aisle to read excerpts from important social and political speeches and historical documents in the Brower Commons area.

The students will present parts of the Declaration of Independence, as well as speeches from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and President Barack Obama.  They will also be on hand to discuss the significance of these speeches.

Once you’re in a political mood, toss a bean bag into a one of a series of rings representing different elective offices, from city council to the presidency, at an event sponsored by the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Or take the chance to pose with life-sized cardboard cutouts of President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, and Abraham Lincoln.

Kathy Kleeman, Eagleton’s communications director, says she doesn’t expect any actual, flesh-and-blood politicians to show up, but she hopes some will. “After all, it’s an election year in New Jersey,” she said. “It would be a great photo op.”

If you’re a New Jersey resident and U.S. citizen 18 years of age or over, you can also register to vote at Eagleton’s booth in the Voorhees Mall area.


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