Tucson residents will join thousands of people who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops at the University of Arizona on March 8 during its "Road to the White House" tour, named after C-SPAN's signature political program.
The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN's extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail.
Additionally, the bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN's comprehensive educational and political resources.
"The political process is critical to everything we do as Arizonans and it is necessary that our young people learn about the importance of campaigns," said Lisa Lovallo, vice president for Cox in Southern Arizona. "We are so glad that our partner C-SPAN can join us in Tucson to impart this critical education experience."
"With the presidential campaign heating up, this is a great time for C-SPAN to hit the road with the Campaign 2012 Bus," said Jenny Marland of C-SPAN. "C-SPAN offers a variety of public affairs programming and resources for educators, students, first-time voters, and the general public. We hope they come on board and check out our interactive, Campaign 2012 Bus."
Visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops and mobile devices:
- C-SPAN's Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
- C-SPAN's in-depth public affairs event coverage
- C-SPAN's web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN's vast video library and Congressional Chronicle
- Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
This Tucson event is in partnership with Cox Communications.
Follow the Road to the White House with C-SPAN's political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, and www.c-span.org.
In Tucson C-SPAN can be seen on Channels 17 and 124, C-SPAN2 on Channel 125, and C-SPAN 3 on Channel 126.