Franklin Pierce University plays host to Constitution Day politics
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RINDGE — Voters are invited to observe Constitution Day at the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University today.
Representatives from the Democratic, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns are attending the observance, which was organized by the Fitzwater Center and is open to the public.
As part of the observance, various campaigns for state and federal offices have been invited to the Rindge campus for a Candidates Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Candidate's Fair is planned to be held in the Library Courtyard. The rain locations are in Spagnuolo Hall and the Alumni Lounge in Peterson Hall.
Representing the Democrats, White House staffer and actor Kal Penn with the Obama for America campaign is scheduled to meet with voters in Spagnuolo Hall starting at 10 a.m. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson's campaign plans to meet with voters in the hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Then, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mitt Romney's Republican campaign plans to meet with voters.
Today marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, which took place on Sept. 17, 1787, when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.
“The 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men, including New Hampshire's Nicholas Gilman and John Langdon, acknowledges the document that established our democracy and allowed the citizens of the new country to elect their representatives,” the university said in its announcement.
Franklin Pierce also announced Johnson's vice-presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray plans to speak on campus Friday from noon to 1 p.m. He plans to speak about “Over-criminalization and legal reform.”
The general public is invited to all of the events. For more information contact Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, at 899-1039.
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