to meet with Davis, Simon campaigns,
then 'vote' on touch-screen machines
school students from around the state will meet campaign representatives
from the two major party candidates for governor, and then try out
touch-screen voting machines in a mock election, on Thursday, Oct.
The LegiSchool Project event will be from 1 to 2 p.m. in the auditorium
of the Secretary of State's building, 1500 11th St. in Sacramento.
Students will learn about the priorities of Gov. Gray Davis and
candidate Bill Simon, and quiz campaign representatives on issues
such as education reform, public safety, health care and the state
budget deficit. Students will also learn about some of the upcoming
The LegiSchool Project is an award-winning civic education program
of California State University, Sacramento and the State Legislature,
administered by the Center for California Studies.
Participants will include students from Hiram Johnson High and St.
Francis High in Sacramento, Castro Valley High, San Juan High in
Citrus Heights, Newbury Park High, Canyon High in Canyon Country,
and PUC Preparatory in Angwin. Thousands of other students will
view the forum on the California Channel or on videotape. Paula
Gardner, a professor from the CSUS College of Education, will moderate.
More information is available by contacting LegiSchool Project director
Kolleen Ostgaard at (916) 278-6906 or at www.csus.edu/calst/legischool.htm.
Additional media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS
public affairs office at (916) 278-4378.