URI to host ‘Women Vote 2004, The Margin of Victory’
KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 8, 2004 -- How do candidates stand on women’s issues? To find the answer, the University of Rhode Island is sponsoring an event entitled “Women Vote 2004, The Margin of Victory,” on Wednesday, October 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Galanti Lounge of the URI Library, Kingston Campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, is jointly sponsored by URI’s Women Studies Program and Department of Communications Studies.
A 40-minute video created by Third Wave Television Inc. will be shown. The video shows the presidential candidates’ stands on such issues as education, health, the environment, and minimum wage.
The event will begin and end with a discussion led by Karen Stein, director of the Women Studies Program, Lynne Derbyshire, Department of Communications Studies, and Lee Marshall, a graduate student in English and teaching assistant in the Women’s Studies Program.
“It’s important for the voting public to know where the candidates stand on education, health, the environment, and minimum wage which typically may be called women’s issues, but in reality, they are everybody’s issues,” says Stein.