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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Vote smart

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Project Vote Smart, a bipartisan project to arm voters with information on candidates' positions on issues, rolls a bus into LR today (Saturday). Visit it for information on ways to combat misleading campaign tactics with facts.


Little Rock- Through the joint efforts of more than 100,000 Democratic and Republican voters working over the last 16 years, Project Vote Smart has completed the nation’s first Voter Self-Defense System. It will be launched by Vote Smart staff from an enormous mobile training center in Little Rock on Saturday, September 20.

The bus has logged more than 30,000 miles across the country, and highlighted the Project’s resources at both the Republican and Democratic Conventions.  After the Little Rock event, the system will make stops throughout the Southeast and East Coast, and deliver the Voter’s Self-Defense System to Washington, DC on Election Day.

The mobile training center is complete with a movie theater and free wi-fi computer terminals to train voters how to defend themselves against self-serving, manipulative claims made by campaigns. For a little fun, the Project is rolling a 9-foot, American flag ball coast to coast, collecting messages from outraged voters about the abusive behavior of the candidates. Citizens will also have the opportunity to strip a candidate pinned to an enormous wheel, allowing them to see what the candidates really look like.

The demonstration on the mobile training center will be held:

September 20, 2008
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On the Ashley Street side of the Peabody Hotel
3 Statehouse Plaza
(at the National Conference of Editorial Writers
Annual Meeting)
Little Rock, AR



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