Mobilizing the Vote: Students Speak Out on Voter Registration and Engagement
From civil rights to environmental justice, students have been leading the movement to improve the health and well-being of their communities for decades. Voting is a basic human right as well as a clinical and structural intervention for helping empower marginalized communities, especially Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and lower-income people. This session will feature three dynamic social work students from all across the nation who will discuss their experiences encouraging people to vote and become more civically engaged.
Topics include barriers to voting, navigating challenges in voting recruitment, and practical strategies for getting out the vote. The panel will be moderated by Alberto Cifuentes, Jr., LMSW, a member of VotER’s Healthy Democracy Campaign. In addition, panelists will promote the Take the Pledge to Vote Campaign, as well as VotER’s Healthy Democracy Kit to mobilize social workers to vote like our health, depends on it!
Understand the importance of voter registration and engagement on both clinical and community settings
Learn about tools and strategies for voting recruitment and engagement
Identify specific resources to help with voter recruitment and engagement, including the Take the Pledge to Vote Campaign and VotER