October 22, 1996
PRESIDENT CLINTON, VICE PRESIDENT GORE, AND FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON SPEAK TO YOUNG VOTERS ON "COLLEGE DAY"
Elected Officials, Celebrities and Students Speak Out in over 15 states
Washington, D.C. -- President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton today are kicking off the Clinton/Gore campaign’s "College Day." College Day, October 22, is a national effort to speak directly to college students across the country and encourage their participation in the upcoming election.
President Clinton will speak to students at Miami-Dade Community College in Florida. Throughout Florida, students have registered over 10,000 new college voters. Vice President Gore is speaking at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Mrs. Clinton will address students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
President Clinton, who is speaking about College Day, said, "Young people are critical in our campaign and in this election process. They must join us, use their voices, and participate in this critical election. They must help to shape their future."
There will be "College Day" events today in 15 states sponsored by the Coordinated Campaign that feature Senators, Governors, Congressmen, celebrities, activists and students. The events will bring national attention to the importance of young people in this election and how young people can and will use their voices and their votes.
"The President, Vice President, and the First Lady have always been committed to the young people of this country. On this day, they are standing up for young people and asking for their input, their participation, and their votes. I am proud to work on a campaign that has worked so hard for America’s young voters," said Sarah Lichtman, Director of Youth Outreach.
For more information on the Coordinated Campaign activities, contact Mark Nevins at 202/479-5178.
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