Lieutenant governor to help promote civic engagement

03/24/2021

FettermanEdinboro community invited to virtual event hosted by California University of Pennsylvania

EDINBORO, Pa. – Edinboro University students are invited to attend the American Democracy Project – hosted by Cal U – which will encourage the campus community to vote in the May 18, primary.

The virtual event, scheduled for 4 p.m. on April 12, will feature Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who has served in Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration since 2019.

Fetterman will address students from Edinboro, California and Clarion universities ahead of the municipal primary election, which is held to nominate governing officials of cities, villages and towns.

To participate in “Civic Engagement: A Conversation with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman” via Zoom, visit https://calu.zoom.us/j/93494213807.

Questions for him to answer may be emailed by March 30 to Edinboro’s Marketing & Communications Office at communications@edinboro.edu or to Dr. Laura Tuennerman, director of the American Democracy Project at Cal U, at tuennerman@calu.edu.

Following Fetterman’s presentation, Chris Lisle, a Cal U grad and recent Campus Election Engagement Project fellow, will provide information on the voter registration process in Pennsylvania.

“With his experience as the lieutenant governor and mayor of Braddock, Pa., for 12 years, John Fetterman can certainly speak to the importance of voting in municipal elections,” Tuennerman said.

Fetterman is chair of the state’s Board of Pardons. He presides over the state Senate and chairs the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council. He serves on special projects at the governor’s request, including a 67-county tour in 2019 to hear constituents’ opinions on legalized adult-use marijuana.

About the American Democracy Project: The ADP is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities.