Mountain View College invites guest speakers to promote political awareness

(Dallas) * The Student Programs and Resources (SPAR) office at Mountain View College will host a series of guest speakers in the coming weeks to promote voter registration and overall awareness about political processes on the national, state, and local levels.

The SPAR-sponsored campaign is entitled *Community Counts: It*s Your Future* Vote!* The campaign is designed to benefit not only students, staff and faculty at Mountain View College, but also the community at large. Each of the following guest speaker presentations are free of charge and open to the public. All presentations will be held in room W38.

Sept. 29, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

*History of Voting: Emphasis of Gender and Race*

Facilitator: Regina Montoya, Lawyer/CEO

Oct.1, 10:10 a.m.-11:05 a.m.

*Politics and Crime…What is the Connection?*

Facilitator: Craig Watkins, District Attorney

Oct.14, 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

*Know the voting process!*

Facilitator Bruce Sherbet, Dallas County Elections Department

Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

*Immigration: Can My Vote Make a Difference?*

Facilitator: State Representative Rafael Anchía

Oct.28, 12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

*Does my vote really count? The ins and outs of electoral voting and the caucus process*

Facilitator : Professor Kathy Yates, Richland College

Mountain View College is located at 4849 West Illinois Ave. in Dallas.

For more information about events associated with this program, please call the Mountain View College Student Programs and Resources office at 214-860-8685.