Importance of Voting Forum Set for Tues., Oct. 5, 2004, at TAMIU

Importance of Voting Forum Set for Tues., Oct. 5 at TAMIU

On Tuesday, October 5, a public forum on "The Importance of Voting: An International Perspective" will be held at Texas A&M International University, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 111. The event is free and open to the public.

Mayor Betty Flores, who has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Help America Vote Foundation, will serve as keynote speaker. Additional speakers include Lic. Manuel Moncada Fuentes, Vocal Ejecutivo de la Junta Distrital del IFE de Tamaulipas, Bill Green, from Yes I Will Vote, and Roberto Flores, TAMIU Student Government Association Senator at Large.

An open forum, which will include the speakers as well as C.P. Fernando Torres Villarreal, Presidente del Consejo de Instituciones de Nuevo Laredo, and Lic. Sergio Preciado Carmona, Director de Relaciones Internacionales del Consejo de Instituciones and Joseph Holland, chair of TAMIU Student Programming Board, will follow.

The forum is co-sponsored by TAMIU's Division of International Programs, and Consejo de Instituciones de Nuevo Laredo to help promote the Hispanic vote.

For more information, please contact Adriana Blanco at 326.2724 or visit offices in the Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 302, or e-mail ablanco@tamiu.edu.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu