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The 2020 Election Comes to Campus: Student Citizenship and Civic Engagement

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Colleges and universities are places where students can learn to be civic leaders. Yet data suggests that college students turn out to vote less often than older cohorts.

Many Generation Z students are eager to engage with the democratic process and are taking steps to promote civic literacy and voter turnout in their communities, even amidst the challenges of COVID-19 and a remote or partially-remote fall semester.

Join us this Constitution Day, September 17, as we hear from student leaders and other experts about their efforts to foster a thriving democracy from our nation’s college and university campuses.

Join this webinar on Zoom.

Featured Participants

Anna Connole
Democracy Fellow, Center for Civic Engagement, James Madison University

Brendan T. Flaherty
Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador, New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Saint Anselm College

Emily Garcia
National Director of Youth Development and President, Arizona State University Chapter, Bridge USA

Mackenzie Meadows
President, Black Girls Vote, American University Chapter

Nancy Thomas
Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Tufts University

Moderated by:

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill
Director of the Campus Free Expression Project, BPC

Matthew Weil
Director of the Elections Project, BPC

Read the full bios here

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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