This November, Americans will experience one of the most critical elections of our lifetime. Even though Millennials and Gen Zers make up one of the largest voting-eligible groups in the country, students—especially Black students—are up against some of the most egregious voter suppression tactics aided by systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic.
That’s why on September 10 and 11, The Andrew Goodman Foundation—in partnership with Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project and Students Learn Students Vote Coalition—convened the first-ever National HBCU Student Voting Summit. Hosted by Alabama A&M University, the virtual conference engaged over 30 HBCUs from around the country to prepare students to vote in 2020 and beyond.
The Summit is an extension of The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s commitment to supporting students of color and creating an infrastructure to support HBCUs and other People of Color Serving Institutions with getting out the vote.