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COC hosts political representatives

Some 20 students sign up to vote at Canyon Country campus event

Posted: October 2, 2012 5:33 p.m.
Updated: October 2, 2012 5:33 p.m.

Ebony McGuire, of Lancaster, visits booths during a candidate meet-and-greet event at College of the Canyons' Canyon Country campus on Tuesday.

College of the Canyons students signed up to vote and listened to candidate representatives Tuesday during a “meet and greet” with representatives of those whose names are on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Star Moffatt, who is running for the 21st state Senate District, was on hand personally at the Canyon Country campus to meet with California’s youngest eligible voters.

“What better way to decide who to vote for than to meet your candidates face-to-face?” Moffatt asked during the event, sponsored by the COC Associated Student Government.

Other candidates sent representatives, but several are expected to be on hand personally Wednesday for a larger meet-and-greet and and a higher education forum at 11 a.m. on COC’s main Valencia campus.

Fernando Vasquez, vice president of the COC Inter Club Council, said about 20 people had registered to vote about 3 1/2 hours into the Tuesday event. Vasquez said he thinks young voters will be vital in determining the outcome of this election, as well as the direction California and the country takes as a result.

“This is the generation that will make a change,” he said.

One member of that generation is 18-year-old COC student Jillian Liberman, who registered to vote Tuesday.

“If you have the opportunity to vote, you should vote,” Liberman said. “Otherwise, you have no right to complain when things don’t go your way.”

The last day to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 22.




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