NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There should be plenty to talk about tonight, when Rutgers welcomes a free talk by Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Brazile, known for her commentary on CNN, was appointed as interim party chair in August, after Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down when leaked emails showed Democratic party leaders conspiring against Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign for the party nomination.
Brazile will speak at the College Avenue Gymnasium at 7 p.m. There will also be a Q&A.
The theme of her talk is "civic responsibility." She is on campus to encourage young people to vote, reported the Daily Targum, Rutgers' student newspaper.
Less than 23 percent of millennials voted in the 2014 midterm elections. The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential election is tomorrow.
Aside from working for the full recovery of her beloved New Orleans, Brazile’s passion is encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office. Since 2000, Brazile has lectured at more than 125 colleges and universities across the country.
Author of the best-selling memoir "Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics," Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Uclick, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine, an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on ABC’s This Week. Her secret passion is acting; she has recently made two cameo appearances on CBS’s The Good Wife.
Ask her and she’ll tell you that acting, after all, is the key to success in politics.