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24-year-old Facebook Co-founder to Rally Drexel Students to Register to Vote

March 12, 2008

What: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes will encourage hundreds of Drexel University students to register to vote at a campus rally.

Hughes will relay to students how useful Facebook is in helping people unite for social and political causes. Launched in 2004, the networking site boasts 40 million users and is worth billions of dollars.

The rally is sponsored by Drexel Votes 2008, the University’s Office of Government and Community Relations and Drexel Democrats. Drexel Votes 2008 is designed to encourage students to get involved in the political process and vote.

Visuals: -Hughes explaining how Facebook serves as a useful tool in electoral politics by helping students organize events and get others registered to vote -Students registering to vote at tables staffed by fellow students -Dr. Mark Greenberg, dean of Drexel’s Pennoni Honors College and co-chair of Drexel Votes 2008, and Zack Stalberg, president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, delivering remarks to students about the importance of voting -Mario The Magnificent Dragon, the University’s mascot, giving high-fives to students who sign up to vote

When: Thursday, March 13, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Where: Drexel’s Quad, between 32nd and 33rd streets and Chestnut and Market streets


News media contact: Brian Rossiter, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or

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