Rev. Jesse Jackson To Visit UW-L
The Reverand Jesse Jackson will encourage UW-La Crosse students to get out to vote and speak about voter registration issues during a bus tour to college campuses across Wisconsin early next week. Jackson, an American civil rights leader who ran for president in 1984 and 1988, will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29th, at Valhalla Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition at UW-L. Jackson starts his tour Monday at UW-Oshkosh. He’ll speak at four other campuses, ending at UW-Madison. Jackson plans to tackle issues such as the rising cost of tuition and proposed changes to same day voter registration and voter identification and how these changes affect students. The UW-L Student Senate wrote a letter to Gov. Scott Walker earlier in the semester expressing concern about changes to same day voter registration and the voter ID bill.