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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Campaign representatives for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will hold a question-and-answer session at 5:45 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Trout Auditorium at Bucknell University.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Actors Dulé Hill ("The West Wing," "Psych") and Zachary Quinto ("Heroes"), representing the Obama campaign, will discuss his candidacy, encourage voter registration, and take related questions from the audience.

Invitation to candidates
In February, Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell invited all of the presidential candidates to speak at the University. Bucknell does not endorse any candidate or party but encourages engagement in the democratic process and critical thinking and analysis of the candidates and the issues.

Though not affiliated, the visit by the Obama representatives coincides with the ongoing national speaker series, "The Bucknell Forum: The Citizen & Politics in America." The forum is exploring issues directly affecting and informing the presidential election.

This semester, the series has hosted a variety of events, including best-selling author and noted columnist Barbara Ehrenreich, who will give the talk, "Working for Change: Citizenship and Class in America," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Leonard Pitts Jr.
On March 24, Leonard Pitts Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning nationally syndicated columnist, will give the talk, "America's Second Black President: Race, Politics & Obama," at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.

For more information, visit The Bucknell Forum.

The Obama event is sponsored by Students for Obama and College Democrats.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted March 16, 2008 

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