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PPlogoDoes Your Vote Matter? 

Principled Voting in an Unprincipled Era

An Informative Conversation with
Bruce Rottman


Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 7:00 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church
36 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 


The 2016 presidential election is one of the most polarized in memory. Both major party candidates are posting historically high negative ratings. What is a concerned citizen to do?

Are you discouraged by the options? Have you thought about casting your vote for “the lesser of two evils”? Or not voting at all? Is it possible to “throw away” your vote?

Does your vote matter?


Providence presents “Does Your Vote Matter? Principled Voting in an Unprincipled Era,” an informative conversation with faculty member Bruce Rottman. In his engaging manner, he will explain how our American electoral system has evolved to produce the current state of affairs. He will address whether or not your vote “counts.” And he will suggest a way for principled voters to approach this election by reacquainting themselves with foundational truths.

The question is not so much for whom to vote but how to vote.

Providence Presents is a free event, open to all who are interested. 

B RottmanBruce Rottman is a master high school government, economics, history, and humanities teacher. He’s been on the faculties of Christian and independent high schools since 1980, including Naples (FL) Christian Academy, Contra Costa Christian High School (Walnut Creek, CA), Lynden Christian School (WA), and Brookfield Academy (Brookfield, WI). He joined the Providence faculty in 2009.

Mr. Rottman is the recipient of multiple awards for economics and political education, including the NASDAQ Award presented to the top five economic educators in the nation and awards presented by the Wisconsin Council on Economic Education. Besides teaching at Providence, he lectures for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Young America’s Foundation (YAF).



Providence Presents:  Does Your Vote Matter? Principled Voting in an Unprincipled Era

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 36 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 

COST: Free

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