Student Groups Get Out the Vote
The right to vote is enshrined in the Constitution, though how we exercise that right differs across the country. An array of events have been planned during the fall election season to encourage students, staff and faculty to stay fully engaged and educated about the process and their responsibility as citizens.
These activities geared to encourage civic engagement were organized by an Election Engagement Team. The Team is comprised of Minneapolis College’s Student Senate and political science department, the Campus Election Engagement Program (CEEP) Fellows, and the Community Development Student Organization in partnership with LeadMN, the statewide organization that represents the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota.
The activities began in early September and will continue through Election Day, November 6. A kickoff event was held featuring a panel discussion and guest speakers, and information tables providing comprehensive details about candidates and the voting process have been set up across campus.
“We’re building leaders, and learning how to work together as a team,” says Lauren Feiersinger, Student Senate president and one of the key student coordinators for the activities.