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SGA Hosts Gator Day of Action on Oct. 24

By Paige Caldwell

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University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) Student Government Association (SGA) is set to host “Gator Day of Action” from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The event will begin in the Reading Room on the fourth floor with a Candidate Meet & Greet. At noon, participants will assemble on the South Deck for the “Walk to Vote” portion of the event. Once convened, SGA volunteers will lead the participants on a walk to the nearest polling location to cast votes as a group.

In addition to this special voting event, SGA will also be escorting people to the polls Monday-Thursday from October 22 to November 1, at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to ensure that the UHD Community has a chance to vote.

So far this fall semester, SGA has had a presence at the recent U.S. Representatives candidates debate as well as the inaugural Houston Youth Voters’ Conference. In conjunction with trying to make our campus more ADA compliant and to reduce water and paper waste, this administration is pushing to increase the student body’s civic engagement.

To volunteer for the event or to be an early voting escort, learn more information here.

Candidates attending the “Meet & Greet” (as of October 18):

  • Mike Collier (D)
  • Patrick Gunnels (L)
  • Philip Kurtz (L)
  • Benjamin Hernandez (I)
  • Kellen Sweny (I)
  • Natali Hurtado (D)
  • Paul Bilyeu (L)
  • Thomas Wang (R)
  • Frances Burliot (D)
  • Richard Hightower (D)
  • Margaret "Meg" Poissant (D)
  • Donna Roth (D)
  • Hillary Unger (D)
  • Alex Salgado (D)
  • Jim Kovach (D)
  • Erica Hughes (D)
  • Penny Shaw (D)
  • Adrian Garcia (D)
  • Diane Trautman (D)
  • Able Chirino-Gomez (L)
  • Chris Daniels (R)
  • Dylan Osborne (D)
  • Orlando Sanchez (R)


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.