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Declare Yourself brings Declaration of Independence to U-M

Visitors look at an original copy of the Declaration of Independence March 15 at the Michigan League. The document was printed on the night of July 4, 1776. It was brought to campus by Declare Yourself, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit young voter empowerment campaign, as part of its 18-city campus tour to energize and challenge students to register and vote in the 2004 election. Declare Yourself was founded by TV producer Norman Lear. The campaign features a live spoken word and music show. Shown here are Harm and Suze Buning of Ann Arbor, tour manager Peter Cummings, and Anna Marie and Ronald Austin of Ann Arbor. "Students on the Michigan campus have been energetic in their efforts to register new voters, so the Declare Yourself campaign is an especially effective way to bring visibility to those efforts," says Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations. The tour also made a stop at Eastern Michigan University that day. (Photo by Marcia Ledford, U-M Photo Services)

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