C-SPAN bus coming to 2020 presidential battleground Wisconsin

September 11, 2019

C-SPAN’s traveling bus will visit UW–Madison on Sept. 16 to engage students, faculty and community members — part of a seven-week tour of some of the battleground states that will play a pivotal role in the 2020 presidential election.

The bus will be parked on East Campus Mall between University Avenue and Library Mall, near the Chazen Museum of Art, from noon to 2 p.m.

Photo: Blue bus with "C-SPAN" sign on it

Since 1993, a C-SPAN bus has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events. courtesy of C-SPAN

The bus tour kicked off Sept. 4 in Iowa, where the first caucuses in the nation are held. It will travel to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and New Hampshire, which holds the first primary election in the country.

Bus visitors will be invited to share their thoughts on issues they want presidential candidates to address during the campaign as part of the “Voices from the Road” project.

During the Battleground States Tour, students and educators will learn about C-SPAN’s national documentary competition, StudentCam. This year’s theme, “What’s Your Vision in 2020?,” asks students to explore the issue they most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign.

Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events. The bus has political and educational resources, a smart TV and classroom area for students and teachers, and a high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming.