Underrepresented students encounter unique voting barriers that need to be addressed in general voter engagement campaigns to effectively interrogate sociopolitical inequities. When higher education institutions do not espouse an intersectional perspective towards realizing voter parity, educators and policymakers may perpetuate disparate voter outcomes and/or exhibit deficit assumptions about underrepresented populations. In an effort to realize equity, diversity, and inclusion for voter parity, this presentation shares the best student political learning and engagement strategies and interventions in support of underrepresented student populations. Participants will have the opportunity to critically examine their personal biases and ensure that their campus voting plans realize equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts for all students.
Participants review statistics regarding underrepresented communities and their respective voting barriers; this will inform participants’ perspective on voter parity and student engagement
Participants examine their personal biases and leverage advocacy tools to support communities
Participants become familiar with the tools and processes to advance a diversified campus vote plan
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