CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 4, 1999
Students plan Rock the Vote rally Nov. 11 at UI Pentacrest
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Associated Residence Halls
at the University of Iowa and the Aliber-Hillel Jewish Student Center will
hold an on-campus Rock the Vote voter registration rally at noon Thursday,
Nov. 11 at the Pentacrest.
The rally is being held to increase voter registration,
activism, and to get students involved in the political process, says David
Leventhal, graduate student and Jews Campus Service Corps fellow. Leventhal
is at the UI for the next year creating programs and activities that encourage
participation, especially among the campus 800 Jewish students, to engage
in a wide area of activities.
Leventhal says the UI rally is independent of the
national Rock the Vote project created nine years ago to educate youth about
issues affecting them, and motivating youth to vote and become involved in
Leventhal says the two campus organizations are working
with other student organizations that support presidential candidates Bradley,
Bush and Gore, as well as the University Democrats and Republicans student
organizations to get the candidates or their representatives to visit the
The Rock the Vote rally is not aimed at any particular
candidate and doesnt endorse any political party, Leventhal says.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability
who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please
contact the Aliber-Hillel Jewish Student Center at (319) 338-0778.