C-SPAN bus tour focus on 2018 elections in USM stop

An interactive election experience awaited USM students Friday when the C-SPAN bus stopped by.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- University of Southern Maine students got a chance Friday to experience the political process in a unique way.

The C-SPAN bus, part of the non-partisan network's 25th anniversary 50 Capitals Tour, spent the day in Maine talking politics ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

The bus, a 45-foot custom coach, has been turned into an interactive experience for teachers and students from middle school to college.

The goal is to engage young minds in the political process.

Doug Hemmig/CSPAN Community Relations

"We have more than 245,000 hours of content that they can access anytime to learn about their government. We are considered a primary resource. And also we have 30,000 teachers who can take our content and teach government civics," said C-SPAN's Doug Hemming.

C-SPAN also interviewed USM students for its Voices from the States series as part of the upcoming election.

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