Najee Rodriguez and Sydney Gibbard launched their University Park Undergraduate Association campaign in February. Now, running unopposed, the two will host events leading up to Election Day on March 31.
Rodriguez and Gibbard are running for UPUA president and vice president, respectively. Their campaign, “Climbing Higher, Together,” focuses on equity, empathy, and empowerment for the Penn State community.
Here’s a quick look at some of the upcoming events, which aim to inform students on Rodriguez and Gibbard’s platform and initiatives.
Meet The Candidates — 7 p.m. on March 24 in Freeman Auditorium
This town hall aims to encourage student engagement and participation to learn more about Rodriguez and Gibbard’s platform and the policies their campaign focuses on.
Rodriguez noted that he hopes this town hall will be a way for students to make an “informed and educated vote” come Election Day.
Start With Saxby’s — 11 a.m. on March 28
Both Rodriguez and Gibbard will engage with students over coffee in the courtyard outside Saxby’s. Gibbard and Rodriguez hope to meet students, share conversations, and create a welcoming environment for anyone to connect with their student government.
‘Meet the Candidates’ Livestream — 8 p.m. on March 30
Students are invited to attend this livestream event to learn more about the election and who they can vote for the following morning.
UPUA’s elections will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 31.
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