AARP Virginia’s “We Want to Know” campaign hits Virginia Tech today to highlight college students’ questions for statewide and legislative candidates.
Today’s “Hokies Want to Know” event will give students a chance to put questions to candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and the House of Delegates.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., AARP Virginia will have a tent set up on the Drillfield, where students will write their questions for the candidates on white boards and have their photos taken with #WW2K Flat People, which are life-sized cutouts of AARP volunteers. The photos will be posted on Twitter tagging the candidates and labeled with the hashtag #HokiesW2K. If that’s not enough of a draw for students, free doughnuts, T-shirts and other swag will be handed out to participants, according to a news release. It it rains, the event will be moved to the lobby of the Litton Reaves building.
At 7 p.m., a “Tweetup” and roundtable discussion about the use of social media in campaigns will take place in the auditorium of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute on the corner of Washington Street and Duck Pond Road. The auditorium is located on the lower level of the building, with an entrance near the parking lot.
More information is available here.