Take Your Power Back Weekend: Session 4, Take Back Your Truth

Voting is important, but it’s not always easy, especially for first-time voters. Voting myths and poor dissemination of key voter information make it difficult for students to get started. That’s why now is the time to take back your truth! At The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Take Your Power Back Weekend, voting rights experts and advocates broke down the voting rights landscape for students and shed light on the unique challenges that student voters face from inaccessible polling locations to strict voter ID laws. The event also provided training for students on how they can get started in voter organizing by providing the resources, tips, tools, and network needed to make sure their campus’ students are ready to cast their votes safely and securely.

The 2020 Presidential Election will be one of the most crucial elections in recent history. Nationally, three crises threaten America: voter suppression, COVID-19, and systemic racism. Fortunately, student voters can influence how these threats are handled. For the first time, Millennial and Gen Z voters will compose over a third of the electorate! With this in mind, The Andrew Goodman Foundation launched “Take Your Power Back Weekend,” a virtual summit featuring multiple panels of activists across all backgrounds to encourage student voters to recognize their influence, agency, and power.

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About the Author

Rachel Sondkar is the Communications Associate at The Andrew Goodman Foundation. She recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was previously an Andrew Goodman Ambassador.