UOG Political Science Student Association to host a ‘Meet the Candidates’ series


The University of Guam’s Political Science Student Association (PSSA) will host a Meet the Candidates: Congressional Edition video series, which will premiere during the week of August 16th through August 22nd.

Each video in the 3-part series will be aired on PSSA’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/uog.pssa/) and Instagram (uog_pssa) pages throughout the week.

PSSA is sponsoring the Meet the Candidates video series in hopes of giving the students of
the University of Guam, as well as members of public, the opportunity to learn more about
the candidates running for Guam’s non-voting delegate.

PSSA seeks to provide students and residents with the knowledge necessary to make well-informed decisions in the upcoming primary election.

“The video series will highlight each of the candidates’ strengths, platform, and approach to critical issues that affect our island community,” said Joseph Madlangbayan, PSSA Vice-President.

The video series will center around critical issues related to political status, the economy,
public safety, the Compacts of Free Association (COFA), and the COVID-19 pandemic. All
three delegate candidates were invited to participate in this first-of-its kind video series.

Candidate videos will consist of their responses to questions prepared by UOG students.
Questions were not provided to candidates in advance of the interviews.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted this year’s election season, PSSA
remains committed to promoting the study of government and politics, enhancing public
awareness, and facilitating discussion about politics and issues of importance to the

PSSA encourages students to explore the field of politics outside the classroom and acts as an outlet for students to expand their knowledge and skills, extend their networking boundaries, and increase their active involvement in public events.

An integral part of PSSA’s mission is service to the island community, as service and involvement contribute to the formation of active and responsible citizens. PSSA is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

PSSA will host a virtual Senatorial Forum in October before the general election. For more
information on PSSA’s Meet the Candidates series, email pssa@triton.uog.edu or visit its Facebook page.

(PSSA news release)