October 2020 News

Voter Education: Prep for Election Day With a Plan

Voting is supposed to be relatively easy, but many people I know have been working on their voting plans for months. From planning three hours of travel into an already packed week to packing a voting go-bag, voting isn’t about filling in an oval — it’s planning for a monsoon just in case the local…

From Washington D.C. to Your Backyard: Knowledgeable Voting With the Local Community in Mind

When voting impacts something as big as the presidency, it can feel like a zero-sum game. Either the person you voted for wins or they lose. However, there’s more to a ballot than just the presidential candidates. Local elections and legislation that are decided through a vote, are just as important as who the president…

Voter Suppression: Turning Democracy Into a To-Do List

The romanticization of American democracy tends to suggest that voting is accessible. Voting is, theoretically, as simple as filling out a ballot and casting it, but for marginalized communities, that isn’t always the case. Voter suppression is so embedded in our nation’s history that it’s already showing up in the 2020 election, according to Dr.…

Student Column: Staying Informed but Knowing When to Take a Step Back

For more information on when the debates are and how to tune in, check out “Voter Guide Part I: Important Info and Dates” where we outline the important dates for the 2020 presidential election. In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, American politics becomes a rush to the oval office. In many ways,…

Voter Guide Part II: Filling Out Ballot, Knowing the Issues, Staying Safe

We believe voter education is vital, so, leading up to the November 3rd election, we are going to provide you with information about different parts of the voting process as a way to increase understanding and awareness of when and how to vote. We will also discuss the history of voter suppression, the importance of local…

Voter Guide Part I: Important Info and Dates

We believe voter education is vital, so, leading up to the November 3rd election, we are going to provide you with information about different parts of the voting process as a way to increase understanding and awareness of when and how to vote. We will also discuss the history of voter suppression, the importance of local…