A dispatch from Jason Merritt of AARP Florida. Yesterday he was at Florida Atlantic University, where things are gearing up for next week’s Presidential debates:
Divided We Fail volunteers and those interested in the campaign have used many forms of transportation to get to events; car, bus, train, plane…and now, skateboard? Two Florida Atlantic University students rolled up to a recent informational gathering at the campus Starbucks on skateboards. At the same time, just down the hall, AARP volunteers sat in on policy sessions to discuss health care and social security with students.
It was part of a day of activities with aRock The Vote rally on campus; free food, music, coaches and players from the FAU football team speaking about the importance of voting. We had a table and were collecting pledges and handing out side-by-sides plus CHAMP buttons. It was in their main breezeway with various student organizations and groups each having an informational table.
After a day of talking to 1000 plus students, I was happy not to have to skateboard home.
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