Georgia State Partners with Andrew Goodman Foundation to Register College Voters
Georgia State University is the first public university in Georgia to join the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s (AGF) Vote Everywhere Program.
The Vote Everywhere Program is a student-led non-partisan, civic engagement movement on college campuses. The goal of the program is to provide students with the necessary training and tools to register voters and increase awareness of the importance of voting.
AGF will provide Georgia State with at least $3,200 annually to fund the program, in addition to costs associated with students’ travel to an annual National Civic Leadership Training Summit in New York City.
“I believe strongly in the importance of helping students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for effective political leadership and democratic participation,” said Dr. Michael Evans, political science lecturer and co-director of the program. “The Vote Everywhere program is ideal because it provides leadership training for students who, in turn, focus on empowering other students to vote and engage in other forms of democratic political action.”
In its inaugural year, three students will be selected to participate as ambassadors for the student-run program. These students will work with other students on campus to increase the number of Georgia State students registered to vote, raise awareness of local elections and advocate for policies that empower students for full engagement in the democratic process.
Evans will serve alongside Lovell Lemons, Director of Civic Engagement at Georgia State, to oversee Vote Everywhere as well as mentor the students involved.