The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


Colloquium: "The Catholic Vote 2008"

4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22

The Catholic University of America
McGivney Hall Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Often labeled a "swing group," Catholics comprise a quarter of the electorate. In six of the last seven presidential elections, Catholics have voted for the winner. However, they are sharply divided along party lines. A panel of experts will discuss how Catholics are expected to vote in 2008, what issues and policies matter most to them and how their votes will impact the election.

The panel will include: Mark Rozell, professor at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University; Gregory Smith, research fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and John White, professor of politics at CUA and Life Cycle Institute fellow. William D'Antonio, adjunct professor of sociology at CUA and Life Cycle Institute fellow, and Michael Sean Winters, author of Left at the Altar, will serve as respondents. Sandra Hanson, CUA professor of sociology and Life Cycle Institute fellow, will act as the panel's moderator.

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For more information or to R.s.v.p. for the colloquium, contact the Life Cycle Institute at 202-319-5999.

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To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.