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Gloria Steinem to kick off campus-wide voting drive at SFSU

University administration-led effort follows voter-registration campaign

Famed journalist, author and feminist Gloria Steinem will speak to students at San Francisco State University on Wednesday about the importance of voting, as part of a vigorous campus-wide voting drive led by the university's administration.

Since mid-September, SFSU President Dr. Robert Corrigan has led extensive efforts to register student voters and encourage them to vote. Student organizations, faculty members and others on campus have been participating by passing out voter registration cards, holding forums on the presidential and vice presidential debates, and inviting the San Francisco City and County Department of Elections on campus to demonstrate how to use the new ballot equipment. SFSU has also set up a voter-registration Web site ( that links from the University home page.

Steinem, 66, is the co-founder of MS Magazine and New York magazine. A noted activist on feminism and voting issues, she helped convene the National Women's Political Caucus, and in l972 helped found the MS Foundation for Women, which raises funds to assist underprivileged girls and women. Steinem is a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and has written several best-sellers, including "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions" and "Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem." She also remains a contributing editor of MS Magazine.

Gloria Steinem, renowned journalist, author and feminism activist

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, 10 a.m.

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