PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 10, 2016

Providence Presents an Informative Conversation about Election 2016

The 2016 presidential election is one of the most polarized in memory. Both major party candidates are posting historically high negative ratings. Concerned citizens ponder their options. Many wonder if their vote matters.

Providence Presents, a free speaker series open to the greater Santa Barbara community, takes a look at the 2016 Election in an informative conversation with Bruce Rottman, a Providence School faculty member, on October 13, 2016.

In guiding this informative, non-partisan conversation, “Does Your Vote Matter? Principled Voting in an Unprincipled Era,” Mr. Rottman will explain how the American electoral system has evolved to produce the current state of affairs. He will address whether or not an individual’s vote “counts.” And he will suggest a way for principled voters to approach this election by reacquainting themselves with foundational truths of American government.

The question is not so much for whom to vote but how to vote,” explains Mr. Rottman. “I hope to encourage those who are concerned about ‘throwing away’ a vote or who feel they must vote for what they consider to be the lesser of two evils.”

Mr. Bruce Rottman teaches high school government, economics, history, and humanities classes at Providence. He has more than 36 years teaching experience in private schools and is the recipient of multiple awards for economics and political education, including the NASDAQ Award presented to the top five economic educators in the nation. Besides teaching at Providence, he lectures for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Young America’s Foundation (YAF).

This free Providence Presents event takes place Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, 36 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA.

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