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For Immediate Release
Aug. 2, 2010

Contact: Matthew Benson
Director of Communications
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State leaders, students to launch 2010 Youth Vote Drive

Joint effort will help register students and improve voter turnout

What: Secretary of State Ken Bennett, House Majority Leader John McComish and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Rebecca Rios join with members of the Arizona Student Vote Coalition in a non-partisan effort to urge Arizona young people to register and vote in the upcoming primary and general elections.

When: Wednesday, August 4th – 10 a.m.

Where: Arizona Secretary of State’s Office – 7th floor of the Executive Tower, State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St.

Who: Speakers:

Secretary of State Ken Bennett

House Majority Leader John McComish

Assistant Senate Minority Leader Rebecca Rios

Elma Delic, Arizona Students’ Association Board Chairman, UA student

Rhiannon Dysart, member of Students for Arizona PIRG, ASU student

NOTE: State and student leaders (including those from NAU and UA-Sierra Vista) will be in attendance and available for questions.

Contact: Matthew Benson, Secretary of State’s Office, (602) 350-2834

Diane E. Brown, Arizona PIRG (602) 318-2779 (c)

About Arizona Student Vote Coalition:

The Arizona Student Vote Coalition is comprised of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG), the Arizona Students’ Association (ASA), the Associated Students of Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus (ASASUP), the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA), the Graduate and Professional Student Association at Arizona State University(GPSA), the Undergraduate Student Government at Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus (USG) and the Undergraduate Student Government at the West Campus (USGW). Since 2004, the Coalition has used time-tested and academically-reviewed methods to register thousands of 18-to 30-year-olds to vote and make personalized voter-turnout contacts. Student leaders will hit the ground running this fall to ensure the state’s youth vote momentum continues into November.

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For all media questions, or to schedule an interview with Secretary Bennett, contact Matthew Benson, director of communications, at (602) 350-2834.