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Event Title

Community Engagement and Voting Education During the Pandemic

Date

4-10-2021

Location

Online

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Through my involvement within the Honors Program, I gained significant experiential learning during my community engagement with an on-campus voting organization: University of Mary Washington Votes or UMW Votes. Over the fall semester, I engaged in events to encourage and educate students regarding voting opportunities. Even with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, I and other Honors students led initiatives in the planning, organizing, and running of Get Out the Vote events. Such events included weekly tabling of information and Walking Wednesdays, where volunteers walked UMW students to the local polling location. During these experiences, I and other volunteers provided information about voting opportunities and encourage people to vote and vote early. UMW Votes also held a Vote Early Day event on campus where information about voting was given, games about voting were held and volunteers chalked the main campus walk to tell people about early voting. Through this Honors Program opportunity, I gained experience that led me to receive an internship with this organization. Ultimately, this experience in the Honors Program created an opportunity to engage in a unique opportunity that promotes civic engagement within the University of Mary Washington community.

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Community Engagement and Voting Education During the Pandemic

Online

Through my involvement within the Honors Program, I gained significant experiential learning during my community engagement with an on-campus voting organization: University of Mary Washington Votes or UMW Votes. Over the fall semester, I engaged in events to encourage and educate students regarding voting opportunities. Even with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, I and other Honors students led initiatives in the planning, organizing, and running of Get Out the Vote events. Such events included weekly tabling of information and Walking Wednesdays, where volunteers walked UMW students to the local polling location. During these experiences, I and other volunteers provided information about voting opportunities and encourage people to vote and vote early. UMW Votes also held a Vote Early Day event on campus where information about voting was given, games about voting were held and volunteers chalked the main campus walk to tell people about early voting. Through this Honors Program opportunity, I gained experience that led me to receive an internship with this organization. Ultimately, this experience in the Honors Program created an opportunity to engage in a unique opportunity that promotes civic engagement within the University of Mary Washington community.