Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich to speak at Saint Martin's

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Lacey - Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich will make a campaign appearance at Saint Martin’s College at 8 a.m. Feb. 4. The rally will be in Saint Martin’s Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E.

The Ohio congressman plans an hour-long meeting that will include a question-and-answer period. The event precedes by three days the state Democratic caucuses at which delegates for this summer’s presidential convention will be selected.

Kucinich’s campaign stop in South Sound is being made at the invitation of Saint Martin’s Democratic Donkey Club, a student organization devoted to bringing national, state and local Democratic the Saint Martin’s campus and to getting out the vote among young adults.

The club has scheduled rallies for two other Democratic presidential hopefuls:

  • An hour-long rally for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who recently won the Iowa caucuses, will be from 8 p.m. tomorrow at the college’s Student Union Building, 5300 Pacific Ave., S.E. U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Tacoma will speak on behalf of his friend and colleague at the event.
  • A rally for Gen. Wesley Clark will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 2, also at the Student Union Building. A representative of Clark’s campaign will speak at the event.

Club President Martin Moore, a Saint Martin’s freshman, said the public is invited to attend all three events. The club will serve coffee at the Kucinich speech to help fund their activities.

“The reason we’re bringing the candidates and their representatives to campus is to give students and the public a chance to hear their views and either see them in person or hear from others who are connected to their campaigns,” said Moore. “We are working to make sure voters in our area have an opportunity to hear from all the Democratic presidential candidates this spring so they can be well-informed voters.”

For more information:
Martin Moore
President, Democratic Donkey Club
253-653-3825

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator/senior editor
360-438-4541 or dpartlow@stmartin.edu