Camden County College to Host Presidential Election Panel Tonight

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney is the focus of tonight's Camden County College Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility forum.

Camden County College issued the following press release Wednesday night regarding a panel discussion on the presidential race between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney:

In the afterglow of the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention and amid the anticipation of the upcoming debates, Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility is providing a forum for the public to discuss the issues, strategies and possible outcomes of what could be one of the closest and most critical presidential elections in American history. 

The discussion, Presidential Election 2012 and the Future of America, will be led by a panel of CCC faculty members, including Patrick Hughes (political science), Drew Jacobs (communications) and John L. Pesda (history). It will take place beginning at 7 p.m. tonight in Civic Hall, which is located in the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood campus in Gloucester Township.

“This is a pivotal time in our nation’s history,” said Pesda, who is both a professor at the college and the director of the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility. “As an institution of higher learning, we have a duty to engage our community and provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss the issues and have intelligent debate on topics of importance.”

Audience members will be encouraged to express their opinions about issues as well as on the historic importance of the election. Following the discussion, participants will be asked to submit a sample secret ballot—the results of which will be announced.

The program is free and open to the public and is recommended by the Center officials for students, the community and area educators. New Jersey professional development credit is available to teachers.

For additional information or to attend, contact the center by telephone at 856-227-7200 ext. 4333 or via e-mail at CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu.

Sean McCullen September 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM
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@xxLouA September 21, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I'm a Democrat but this time out there are a few of them that won't get my vote. He didn't get my vote before and he sure as heck won't this time around either. enough said
Larry Hunter October 15, 2012 at 05:29 AM
I want to ask Gov. Romney do he support unions ?
anony October 15, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Obama in the 1st debate you said this. I want him to detail his specifics on how he will fix it. Obama says he "suspects" that he and Romney have a similar position on Social Security. He wants to talk about Medicare, "the big driver" of deficits. If medicare and social security are causing the deficts of $2 trillion a year and $20 trillion total, what are you doing to get them under control? Can we afford to burden children with paying for promises we cannot pay if we have this debt?
LaFaye Smith October 27, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Can those not making 200k, take the chance on a man who has no concern for wemon and the elderly?Is Sesame street not important? For those unable to afford cable...no more pbs Should a woman not have the right too chooze?Can a indecisive person be an asset to our country and its people? Wake up people


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