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Miami Dade College Campuses to Kick-Off TurboVote Events April 11

Miami, April 3, 2012 - Utilizing the latest tool that makes voting and registration convenient for U.S. citizens, several Miami Dade College (MDC) campuses will host separate events to kick-off TurboVote rallies and other activities on Wednesday, April 11

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding TurboVote’s local expansion and the development of its platform.

Through TurboVote, students and the community will be offered information about registering to vote, voting by mail, and signing up for timely text and email reminders to avoid missing important election dates, polling places, and more. TurboVote makes the voting process easier, thus giving citizens more time to focus on the candidates and issues. TurboVote is a project created by the nonprofit Democracy Works, Inc., and partners with colleges, universities and nonprofits nationwide to ease the voting process for American citizens.

According to its founders, TurboVote was established to make voting more convenient by getting more people to vote. “If more people voted, we could reinvigorate local and primary elections, politicians would be held more accountable, our leadership would be more representative, and our democracy would work better,” as stated on the TurboVote website. 

All TurboVote activities will be held on Wednesday, April, 11. Here are the details for each MDC campus: 

North Campus: A TurboVote Rally will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Atrium of Building 3. Students can enjoy live music as well as refreshments throughout the event. 

Kendall Campus: TurboVote kick-off from noon-1:15 p.m. outside of Building 2. Students, faculty, and staff will have an opportunity to register on-site, and receive more information about what TurboVote offers. Complimentary red and blue snow cones will be given to those that register. 

Wolfson Campus: Fanfare, information tables, and refreshments will be provided during the kick-off event beginning at noon on the Student Life Patio of Building 2

Medical Campus: A TurboVote Rally from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. in the Atrium of Building 1. Students can enjoy music as well as refreshments throughout the event. 

Homestead Campus: TurboVote kick-off with coffee, from 8-11 a.m. in the Computer Courtyard, D-206. Students who register with TurboVote will get a free cup of coffee and a pastry. 

InterAmerican Campus: Stop by Building 1 Breezeway from noon to 1 p.m., register to vote or sign-up to receive election reminders using TurboVote. Refreshments and special giveaways will be provided. 

Hialeah Campus: From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., laptop voting stations will be available in the Student Life Lounge/Pavilion near Building 1780. There will be balloons, music and information sheets informing students about what TurboVote offers. 

West Campus: TurboVote Rally begins at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the West entrance. Attendees can register to vote or sign-up to receive election reminders via text or email. Refreshments and music will be provided.

For more information about TurboVote, visit www.turbovote.org. For more information about the MDC TurboVote activities, call 305-237-8888, to be transferred to the specific campus.  

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist




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