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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2012
Contact: Lynn Harvey
(207) 215-8625

* Media Advisory *

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. and AT&T
 Will Bring “It Can Wait” Anti-Texting Program to Area High Schools

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. and officials from AT&T will be bringing an anti-texting and driving educational presentation – called “It Can Wait” – to area high schools. Secretary of State Summers and AT&T officials will talk about the dangers of distracted driving and share a powerful documentary on the topic.

Secretary of State Summers and AT&T are working together to bring the “It Can Wait” campaign in Maine to educate school communities and encourage students, parents and teachers to sign a pledge to not text and drive.

AT&T’s national “It Can Wait” campaign launched in March 2010, and to date, more than 21,600 consumers have taken the pledge not to text and drive on AT&T’s Facebook page, in addition to more than 16,700 AT&T employees through its internal social media channel. For more information on the "It Can Wait" campaign, visit the campaign’s website.

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. and Owen Smith, Regional Vice President, AT&T Maine, will be at the following locations:

Bangor High School

Peaks Auditorium, 885 Broadway, Bangor, ME

Thursday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

School contact:
Paul Butler, Bangor High School Principal and Det. Cliff Worcester, Bangor High School Resource Officer

Hampden Academy

Gymnasium, 1 Main North Road, North Hampden, ME

Thursday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

School contact: Sgt. Dan Stewart, Hampden Academy Resource Officer  

Foxcroft  Academy

975 W Main St., Dover-Foxcroft

Friday,  March 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

School Contact: Tim Smith, Assistant Head of School