Campus Events Launch Start of Early Vote Shuttle Program

October 24, 2016

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“Shuttle Together, Stronger Together” Help Students at Nine Campuses Early Vote By Signing Up At www.forflfuture.org/shuttletogether

Plantation, FL – Today, at nine campuses across the state, For Florida’s Future kicked off the critical Early Vote period with music, refreshments, speakers, and other entertainment.

“Today, on nine campuses around the state, like here at USF, For Florida’s Future is working with campus partners to launch these shuttles, an easy and efficient way to make sure that the voices of the future are heard at the ballot box this November,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Voting is our power, and because of For Florida’s Future, students across the state are ready to make their voices heard today and keep America moving forward with Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Patrick Murphy.”

“Students know that they cannot put their future at risk by allowing Donald Trump—who has failed to put together a higher education plan and proudly bragged about sexually assaulting women, get close to the White House,” said State House Rep Clovis Watson Jr who spoke to students at the University of Florida shuttle launch. “Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to fighting for others. With more than thirty years of public service, she has proven that she knows what it takes to get things done, to make sure we have an economy that works for all people not just the millionaires and billionaires, and to guarantee that all people deserve to be treated with equality and respect.”

“The student organizers at these campuses deserve special recognition for the hours, weeks, and months they have logged registering students, knocking on doors and having real conversations with young voters in order to make sure that every young person is ready to cast their vote before Election Day,” said County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, who visited with students during the launch at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona. “The next president will be responsible for making college affordable, reforming our broken criminal justice system, taking action on protecting our planet against climate change, and appointing Supreme Court judges who will defend women’s and LGBT rights.”

“For many college students, this election will be their first ever. That is why campus organizers are working to ensure students are fully thinking through and executing a voting plan that works for their schedules,” said For Florida’s Future Press Secretary, Blake Williams. “By participating in Early Vote, students will avoid any unforeseen events that could prevent them from voting as well as dealing with any issues or questions that may come up due to unfamiliarity with the voting process.”

Campuses where For Florida’s Future is operating the “Shuttle Together, Stronger Together” program include the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Miami-Dade College Wolfson-Campus.

The shuttle program will continue during weekdays throughout the Early Vote period. Students can sign up for rides at www.forflfuture.org/shuttletogether.

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