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Written by Justin Stofferahn   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:19
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PEORIA – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will give the opening remarks Thursday at a Bradley University youth rally that aims to increase civic participation among high school and college students, as well as greater cooperation in government. Simon’s band, Loose Gravel, will also be on hand to perform following Simon’s remarks at the rally.

“Unlike cooking where too many cooks can spoil the broth, democracy is only strengthened when more people get involved,” Simon said. “It is in everyone’s interest for young people to be active in helping shape future policies, and to do so with a spirit of civility and cooperation, not partisan divisiveness.”

The Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University invited Simon to speak at the rally and is one of the co-hosts of the event, along with the Illinois League of Women Voters who will have several voter registration stations on site.

Simon will be joined at the rally by state, county and local elected officials, as well as several Bradley student leaders. The rally is open to the public, and free pizza and drinks will be available at a reception following the speaking program.

DATE: Thursday, October 4

TIME: 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Renaissance Coliseum, 1600 W. Main Street, Peoria, IL 61606