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Tigers encouraged to “Vote!” during rally
CLARKSDALE – “Vote!” was the word-of-the-day during an informative and entertaining political rally hosted by Coahoma Community College.

Tigers encouraged to “Vote!” during rally

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Nov 1, 2016

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Presidential candidates, from left, "Hillary Clinton", played by CCC History Chair Barbara Boschert, and "Donald Trump", played by CCC Americian Government Instructor John Mayo, made appearances during Monday's "Vote!" Political Rally to inform Tigers about their stance on several hot topic issues.

CLARKSDALE – “Vote!” was the word-of-the-day during an informative and entertaining political rally hosted by Coahoma Community College.

The event, held Monday afternoon in the Pinnacle, was designed to motivate and inspire Tigers to exercise their right to vote, particularly during the impending general election Tuesday, Nov. 8.

During the high-energy event, students read short-essays, made PowerPoint presentations and performed a dance—all highlighting the importance of voting.

They even had the chance to hear from the two major party nominees—“Hillary Clinton” played by CCC Social Science Chair Barbara Boschert and “Donald Trump” played by CCC American Government Instructor John Mayo—during a original skit that was inspired by past presidential debates.

CCC English Instructor Wanda Lee, who organized the event, told attendees that contrary to popular belief, every single vote counts.

“You have the power to make a difference,” said Lee to the dozens of students in attendance. “Your opinion matters. …Your voice matters.”

She also encouraged students to become life-long voters who are attentive and informed.

“Take a moment to school yourself about the candidates before every election,” Lee said. “Learn which candidate is most fit for the position. Check out their websites, watch their debates on YouTube and determine for yourself which one has views and policies that are comparable to your own.”

The event also include performances by CCC’s Choir, under the direction of CCC Music Chair Kelvin Towers, and CCC’s Drumline, under the direction of CCC Band Director Dr. Kerry Simon.

It concluded with door prizes and free pizza for those in attendance.

“Our ultimate goal is to get students fired up so that they will turnout in record numbers to vote for the candidate of their choice,” Lee said. “Many people before us made sacrifices so that we can have the privilege, the honor, and the right to vote.

CLICK HERE to view a highlight video, and HERE to view more photos on CCC’s Facebook page.