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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:32

Justin Long, Congressman Braley, President Obama and Bruce Springsteen to Highlight Early Voting at College Towns


DES MOINES - #CampusTakeover is coming! This week, an unprecedented early vote operation will take place on college campuses across the state.  At community colleges, private colleges and Universities, the Obama campaign is organizing voters for a record number of satellite voting locations between now and Election Day for students and the campus community.  Early voting is a simple and easy way to make sure young people have their voice heard in this election.


Actor Justin Long, Congressman Braley, President Obama and Bruce Springsteen will join #CampusTakeover events to encourage early voting and talk about key issues impacting young Americans like President Obama’s plan to make college more affordable, expanding access to quality health care, equal rights and creating new job opportunities for graduates.


Long and Rep. Braley will visit campuses, phone banks and voter registration drives. The President will deliver remarks at a grassroots event at Cornell College on Wednesday, October 17.  Bruce Springsteen will appear at Ames on Thursday, October 18. Several campuses will also have special guest appearances by Green Man.


There is a clear choice in this election, particularly for college students.  Mitt Romney thinks that students should “shop around” or “borrow money” from their parents to help pay for college or start a business.  Under the Romney-Ryan budget, 221,000 Iowa students will see their college scholarships cut while the deduction for college tuition would be eliminated for 78,000 Iowa families. President Obama believes in the economic benefits of investments in education and that a college education should be in reach for as many students as possible.  That’s why he has overhauled higher education financing by eliminating bank middlemen from college loans and used the savings to double funding for Pell Grants.



Between October 15 and October 29, there will be 53 satellite voting locations on college campuses. This week, 24 Satellite Voting sites will be set up at the following campus areas:


On Monday, October 15

·         Cero Gordo – 10AM to 3PM at NIACC Activity Center in Mason City

·         Johnson – 2PM to 8PM at University of Iowa Campus Recreational & Wellness Center 100 CRWC E230 in Iowa City

·         Story – 9AM to 3PM at Iowa State University Union Drive Community Center Room 136 in Ames

·         Story - 9AM to 3PM at Iowa State University Maple-Willow-Larch Room 01C in Ames


On Tuesday, October 16

·         Black Hawk - 9AM to 3PM at Hawkeye Community College - Brock Student Center in Waterloo

·         Hardin – 9:30AM to 3:30PM at Ellsworth CC - Formal Dining Room - The Gentle Student Union in Iowa Falls

·         Johnson - 9AM to 3PM at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City

·         Linn – 11AM to 5PM Mt. Mercy University - Heritage Hall in Cedar Rapids

·         Scott - 9AM to 3PM at Scott Community College - Belmont Campus in Bettendorf

·         Scott – 10AM to 4PM at St. Ambrose University - Rogalski Center in Davenport

·         Story - 9AM to 3PM at ISU Carver Hall in Ames

·         Story - 9AM to 3PM at ISU Memorial Union in Ames


On Wednesday, October 17

·         Bremer – 10AM to 4PM at McCaskey Lyceum in the Saemann Student Center in Waverly

·         Linn – 11AM to 5PM at Cornell College Cole Library Room 108 in Mt. Vernon

·         Mahaska – 10AM to 2PM at Atkins Memorial Union – WPU in Oskaloosa

·         Muscatine – 9AM to 3PM at Muscatine Community College - McAvoy University Center in Muscatine

·         Poweshiek – 11 AM to 5PM at Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center in Grinnell


On Thursday, October 18

·         Johnson – 9AM to 3PM at University of Iowa Memorial Union at Hubbard Commons in Iowa City

·         Johnson – 2:30PM to 8:30PM at University of Iowa Theatre Building in Iowa City

·         Linn – 10AM to 4PM at Kirkwood Community College - Iowa Hall in Cedar Rapids

·         Story – 9AM to 3PM at ISU Parks Library main floor in Ames


On Friday, October 19

·         Black Hawk – 12PM to 6PM at UNI Redecker Complex Center Residential Hall in Cedar Falls

·         Johnson – 12PM to 6PM at University of Iowa Burge Residence Hall in Iowa City

·         Johnson – 11AM to 5PM at University of Iowa Mayflower Residence Hall in Iowa City




Monday October 15

11:00 AM

WHERE:        Kirkwood Community College with Justin Long

The Café

6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


12:45 PM

WHERE:        Cornell College with Justin Long

Thomas Commons

Mount Vernon, IA


3:00 PM

WHERE:        OFA-IA Iowa City Office with Justin Long

321 E. Market St.

Iowa City, IA


5:30 PM

WHERE:        University of Northern Iowa with Justin Long

Maucker Union

Cedar Falls, IA


Tuesday October 16

12:00 PM

WHERE:        Hawkeye Community College with Rep. Bruce Braley

1501 E Orange Rd.

Waterloo, IA 50701


12:00 PM

WHERE:        Iowa State University with Justin Long

In the Free Speech Zone near Parks Library

Corner of Osborn Dr. & Morrill Rd

Ames, IA


2:45 PM

WHERE:        Simpson College with Justin Long

Kent Student Center

Indianola, IA 50125


Wednesday, October 17

9:15 AM CDT Doors Open

WHERE: President Obama Grassroots Event at Cornell College

Armstrong Hall Lawn at Cornell College

600 First Street SW

Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314



10:00 AM

WHERE:        Wartburg College with Rep. Bruce Braley

McCaskey Lyceum in the Saemann Student Center

100 Wartburg Blvd.

Waverly, IA 50677


Thursday, October 18

Time TBD

WHERE:        #CampusTakeover Event with Bruce Springsteen

Ames, IA

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Friday, October 19


WHERE:        University of Northern Iowa with Rep. Bruce Braley

Redecker Complex Center Residential

Redecker Drive

Cedar Falls, IA 50614
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