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Attend Debate, Get Informed

Brooke Burger
Managing Editor

   The University of Arkansas at Monticello Journalism Club will sponsor a South Arkansas Gubernatorial Debate between Independent candidate, Rod Bryan and Green Party candidate, Jim Lendall in the Gibson University Center’s Capitol Room on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

   As the only Arkansas gubernatorial debate south of Little Rock, this debate will offer the UAM community and the region of Southeast Arkansas a chance to become more informed about the current gubernatorial candidates as well as their campaigns and how each plans to benefit South Arkansas.

   As citizens of Arkansas and America, we owe it to ourselves to get out and vote. By becoming an informed and active voter in your community, your state and your country, you take control of your future.

   Fortunately, we live in a country that allows its citizens to play an active role in the decision-making processes that define our world from the local governments and up, and the information is only a click away. 

   Not only do we live in a country that allows its citizens to play an active role in the decision-making processes that define our nation, but thanks to the advantages of the Internet, we also have access to all the information we need to become educated and informed voters.

   At the Rock the Vote Web site, you can find out information on how elected officials can impact employment and finances, health care, education costs, wars and drafts, etc.  At Just Vote, you can register to vote if you have not already done so.

   The candidates for the Arkansas Governor’s race have also given you access to information about their individual campaigns: 




Jim Lendall


Rod Bryan


Mike Beebe


Asa Hutchinson

   Maybe you believe politics are corrupted, or maybe you’ve just never stopped to consider the impact elected officials have on your life. However, each elected official controls the future of our towns, our states, our country and, ultimately, our lives. Why not exercise one of the fundamental freedoms of this country and make your opinions count – make your voice heard?

   On Oct. 10, you will have the opportunity to question two of the candidates yourself to find out what they plan to do for South Arkansas. Inform yourself, register to vote and make a difference in your world.

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