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Wahlea Jones (left) addresses Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. (right) and vice presidential candidate Ben Shelly (far right) at the Rock the Navajo Vote Forum held Oct. 23 at Northern Arizona University. Event organizer Kimberly Smith stands behind the podium

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NAU Forum encourages students to exercise voting privileges

FLAGSTAFF - Each semester as part of their elected duties, Northern Arizona University senators must hold a candidate forum. To fulfill this charge and also satisfy the desires of the NAU Native American Business Organization, ASNAU Senator for Social and Behavioral Sciences Kimberly Smith coordinated the Rock the Navajo Vote Forum.Smith planned the forum to include individuals running for the offices of Navajo Nation president and vice president. Lynda Lovejoy and running mate Walter Phelps, as well as current Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and Vice Presidential candidate Ben Shelly were invited to the candidate forum held Oct. 23 at NAU's Gardner Auditorium in the College of Business Administration building.