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Six WSSU students become You Can Vote Civics Fellows

NC You Can Vote Civics Fellows conduct evidence-based research, lead outreach activities, and create informational material about voting.

Six Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students were accepted into the North Carolina You Can Vote Civics Fellowship Program, an eight-week program that develops community leaders that educate, register and mobilize voters.   

As fellows, these students will conduct evidence-based research, lead outreach activities, and create informational material about voting. Mentorship and training are also a significant component of the students’ experience. Fellows will work closely with North Carolina voting rights organizations and policymakers to achieve goals.

“These students will work with teams of students across the state on non-partisan projects that will help to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard during this fall 2020 election in North Carolina, says A. Bakarr Kanu, associate professor of chemistry at WSSU. “The work the students will implement is very important. They will be helping to expand voting in North Carolina.”

WSSU students chosen are:

  • Camryn White, a junior exercise science major from Murfreesboro.
  • Makayla Crawford, a sophomore biology major from Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Jolan Caldwell Bey, a junior biology major from Charlotte.
  • Alexis Blount, a senior biology major from Monroe.
  • Jasmyn McDonald, a sophomore psychology major from Huntersville
  • Princess Henderson, a sophomore biology major from Rocky Mount.

You Can Vote is a non-partisan organization working to register and inspire all eligible voting residents to cast a ballot in every election, including the 2020 election. Visit the You Can Vote website to learn more about the North Carolina You Can Vote Civics Fellow Program

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