Pennsylvania Democratic Primary April 22

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Candidate Campaign Pledges to Pennsylvanians
Dr. Donald Kettl, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government (www.fels.upenn.edu) and professor of political science at Penn, is founder of www.TheNextGovernment.com, a Fels project to identify, research and analyze candidates' management proposals during the 2008 presidential campaign. He has served as a White House advisor during both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Crafting Campaign Messages to Sway Pennsylvania Voters

Dr. Diana Mutz is director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, professor of communications in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication and associate professor of political science. She researches mass media and political behavior, public opinion and political psychology.
Media contact:
Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu or
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Patriotism and the Pennsylvania Voter

Dr. Rogers Smith, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc) researches constitutional law and American political thought with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender.
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Political Divide Between Eastern and Western Pennsylvanians
Dr. Richard Johnston is professor of political science at the university of Pennsylvania and research director of the National Election Survey, a project of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. His researches elections, public opinion, and representation, campaign dynamics and survey methods.
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Poll Gap Between Clinton and Obama
Dr. Sarah Igo is an associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public.” Her research focuses on political polls, opinion polls, sex surveys and consumer research.
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Race, Gender and the Working Class
Dr. Camille Charles, associate professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and faculty associate director of Penn’s Center for Africana Studies, studies racial attitudes and has done research for the Barack Obama campaign. Her publications include “Black Immigrants and Black Natives Attending Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Race, Class and Residence in a Los Angeles.”
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Prison Issues, Health Care and Welfare in Pennsylvania
Dr. Marie Gottschalk, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, researches the welfare state, U.S. prison systems, health policy, business and organized labor. Her publications include "The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America," “The Shadow Welfare State: Labor, Business and the Politics of Health Care in the United States” and "The Elusive Quest for Universal Health Care: Organized Labor and the Institutional Straitjacket of the Private Welfare State."
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Youth Vote and Media Coverage of the Pennsylvania Primary
Dr. Michael X. Delli Carpini, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, is an expert in American politics, mass media and public-opinion research. His research includes generational differences in civic and political participation and political knowledge and democratic engagement. Dr. Delli Carpini is author of “A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen" and “What Americans Know About Politics and Why It Matters."
Media contact:
Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@upenn.edu