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Civic Week Stresses Importance of Voting

civic week 2022
October 12, 2022

Student Leader Panel Kicks Off Special Activities

Why should you even bother voting on November 8? 

A Student Leader Panel on the Youth Vote served as the week-long kickoff event for Civic Engagement Week October 3-8, coordinated by Service and Learning Coordinator Monica Clarke.  The two-hour panel delved into the “why the youth vote is so important in the upcoming elections.”  SGA President Jaila Green-Mascotti and SGA Vice President Michael Jackson were emcees.

In addition to voter registration efforts throughout the week, students and organizers co-sponsored an October 4 nonpartisan workshop on Election Day planning, how to read the ballot and how to interpret amendments with assistance from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and College Democrats.

A Wednesday, October 5, segment on women’s rights, originally scheduled for facilitation by Albina Billups, will be rescheduled.  Faculty panels on “Voting Rights for Black and Brown People” were scheduled on Thursday, October 6, in Buchanan Building auditorium at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Among the invited participants were Dr. Jeanette Jones (Faculty Senate), Dr. Tonya Perry (Social Work), Dr. Stacy Carter (Political Science) and Theresa Wessels (English).

A Black Voters Matter bus was scheduled to be situated (from 12-3 p.m.) at the October 8 football game featuring AAMU against Grambling State.