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Brett Buckner on KFAI ‘Truth to Tell’

Brett Buckner, managing director of OneMn.org, is a 2016 graduate of Metropolitan State’s Master of Advocacy and  Political Leadership, and earned his bachelor’s in 2012 also from Metropolitan State. Buckner spoke recently on KFAI’s Truth To Tell radio show, hosted by Tom O’Connell, professor emeritus.

http://uno.kfai.org/TruthToTell/TruthToTell_2018-07-16.mp3

http://www.growthandjustice.org/news/2018-07/enewsjane-leonard-and-brett-buckner-on-truth-to-tell-our-thriving-by-design

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Metro State Votes: Countdown to Election Day

The election is days away. Now is the time for all of us to help get out the vote.

Brett Buckner, a graduate student in the College of Management’s Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership program and working with the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, is organizing the university’s Metro State Votes Campaign to boost voter participation among students.

The upcoming election, will include the historic race for the U.S. presidency, as well as congressional representatives, and county, municipal and school board offices across the state. All 201 seats in the Minnesota State Legislature up for the ballot.

“This election is too critical for anyone to not have their ballot cast and their voice heard,” Buckner says.

Before the election, Buckner challenges students to contact and win over five friends to ensure their vote. It’s less important to advocate for a cause or candidate than it is to encourage voter participation.

“Friends help friends vote in critical elections; this is a critical election. How can I help you vote on November 8th?” Buckner explains.

The Minnesota Secretary of State office provides these non-partisan aids on the voter registration and voting process:

Election Day registration
You have a right to take time off of work to vote 

VOTER EVENTS:

Minnesota Council Of Non-Profits “Get Out The Vote” rally: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Penumbra Theater, 270 North Kent Street, Saint Paul. Event info | RSVP

MAPL Election Decompression: 5:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 10 at the Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus, Great Hall.

Oct. 19: Metro State Votes Presidential Debate Viewing Party

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As citizens in a democracy our most critical responsibility and quintessential power lies in selecting our elected representatives through the ballot. The 2016 election holds a great deal at stake.

In Minnesota, not only will we cast ballots for the next president of the United States and our congressional representatives, but for county, municipal and school board offices across the state. However, most important to us as a university community is the election of all 201 seats in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Metropolitan State University is excited to launch the 2016 Metro State Votes Campaign to assist our community’s effort to vote on or before Tuesday, Nov. 8. This effort is managed by Brett Buckner, a graduate student in the College of Management’s Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership program, who is working with the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES). The campaign kicked off with an event Sept. 26 in the Saint Paul Campus at the Student Center.

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Aug. 9: Primary Election – Get out and VOTE

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

These are critical times for our country, our state, and our university. Our collective vote within the Metropolitan State University community can influence the direction our state is governed which includes how funds are allocated for higher education. However, this influence will be wasted if we stay away from the poll.

Tuesday, August 9 is the primary election. Improve your educational experience and VOTE. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on where to vote, ballot questions, how to vote, etc. please connect with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website or contact your Metropolitan State Votes coordinator, Brett Buckner, at se5212ez@metrostate.edu.minnesota-general-election-estimated-turnout-by-age-group-2008-2014

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