October 29, 2012 | By wonkum |
Hundreds of Howard University students and IMPACT supporters participated
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, IMPACT (@teamIMPACT), AARP (@AARPDC) and The Root (@TheRoot247) hosted their second 2012 presidential debate watch party at Howard University’s Digital Auditorium. In 2012, IMPACT has worked to ensure college students and young professionals are #VoteReady. Their non-partisan conversations during the presidential debates take the next step toward being vote ready and understanding the issues we are voting for. IMPACT, AARP, The Root, and Howard University Democrats and Republicans led a post-debate discussion.
IMPACT continued its ongoing Twitter Town Hall series from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET earlier that day. Participants used the hash tag #VoteReady and had an open discussion with (@teamIMPACT), (@AARPDC) and (@TheRoot247) with university and college students nationwide. Since its August inception, IMPACT’s Super Tuesday Twitter Town Hall Series has made more than 15 million impressions with retweets from celebrities, legislators, authors, journalists, bloggers, and a plethora of organizations.
On October 3, 2012, more than 200 George Washington University students gathered in the university’s Marvin Center Continental Ballroom for IMPACT, AARP and The Root’s first presidential debate watch party. GWU Democrats and Republicans, along with other supporters, cheered and moaned as they watched former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate on the big screen.
To RSVP for IMPACT’s 2012 Election Night Party, please go to: http://www.impact-dc.com/debates2012.
IMPACT is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and build a network of young professionals of color to foster civic engagement, increase knowledge of the political and legislative processes, and enhance economic empowerment opportunities. For additional information about IMPACT, visit www.IMPACT-dc.com.
AARP-DC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates.
The Root is the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective. Founded in 2008 under the leadership of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root offers a unique take on breaking news, provides solid analysis and presents dynamic multimedia content. The Root is owned by the Washington Post Company.