Highline political fair to urge involvement
By Roth Leahy - Staff Reporter
The Political Action Resource Fair will allow students to ask questions and have them answered on what rights students have, along with information on how to be a legislative advocate, and encouraging students to become engaged in U.S. politics.
All students are welcome and invited to attend the fair, today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. located in Building 8 in the Mt. Townsend room.
Local non-profit and community groups will be in attendance such as The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Council on American- Islamic Relation, Fair Work Center, One America, and the Associated Students of Highline College.
The goal for the fair is to "help students learn the rights of individuals in the United States, and help students learn on how they can participate in government," said Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez.
Dr. Gonzalez is a political science professor at Highline.
Some activities that will occur at the Fair include a discussion with Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. T.M. Sell on the importance of civic engagement and how to get involved, and the background of their own experiences as political scientists.
With the overall message to the public and students, this fair will relay "that anyone can work for change and the more citizens we have who are civically engaged, the stronger our democracy will be," said Dr. Gonzalez.
The Action Political Resource Fair will take place today on April 20, located in Building 8 in the Mt. Townsend Room from 10-2 p.m.