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    “Campus debate to cover education, health care policies”

    The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, in conjunction with the African-Americans in Life Sciences club, will be holding a debate today that will feature Vince Rabago, the chairman for Pima County Democratic Party and Ray Ellison, president of UA College Republicans and the southern Arizona co-chair for Youth McCain at noon in the Gallagher Theater.

    “”We’re getting them to debate issues … specifically addressing healthcare and education,”” said moderator and former ASUA senator Ezekiel Gebrekidane.

    Gebrekidane was approached by members of the club and thought the debate was a good idea, saying the debate would give students an opportunity to ask questions.He added that health care and education will affect students specifically and need to be addressed by members of the Democratic and Republican parties.

    “”It will help students (find out) where the two sides stand on the issue”” Gebrekidane said.

    The first hour of the debate will focus on addressing health care and education issues while the second hour will be an open forum for students to ask questions.

    The debate will be half an hour debating education and then half an hour debating health care, said Gebrekidane. The second hour will then focus on questions submitted from students.Gebrekidane said flashcards will also be passed out during the debate for the question and answer period.

    “”The aim is to get as many students as possible. We are almost a week until the election and we want students to vote.””

    ASUA has an early voting ballot set up in the Student Union Memorial Center room 325W so students can cast their vote for not only state propositions, but for the president as well. The voting station will be accessible until Oct. 31.

    The debate, which is part of ASUA’s UAVotes, will end at 2 p.m.

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