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The Common Cause Student Action Alliance helps to build the next generation of democracy leaders through advancing their advocacy skills, leadership skills, and civic education. We equip students with the tools and hands-on training they need to hold power accountable on their campus, in their community, and beyond. Participation in the Student Action Alliance expands their network of mentors and peers, and moves them up the ladder of civic engagement, leading to additional future impact in their career or as a volunteer.


We are currently accepting applications to the Davis Democracy Fellowship.

Davis Democracy Fellows will work closely with Common Cause staff and volunteers to boost civic engagement and promote the value of becoming lifelong participants in democracy on their campus and the surrounding communities. We currently have fellows in Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, and North Carolina. 

Note: We plan to continue our program on 16 campuses in the fall because this work has proven to be too important to skip a semester. We are monitoring campus and state responses to COVID-19. We plan to practice social distancing for our fall semester training and are prepared to make adjustments to the fellowship program as needed. 

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Davis Democracy Fellows Class of 2019

 

North Carolina

Kylah Guion
Democracy Fellow - NC A&T State University

“I want to dedicate intentional time to strengthening the political and civic engagement culture on campus.”

Celeste Cornelius
Democracy Fellow - NC A&T State University

“Our campus is too big and too powerful for us not to make a large impact on policies and laws.”

Jazmyne Abney
Democracy Fellow - NC Central University

“I am a Common Cause fellow because I want to influence policy through lobbying and activism. I enjoy being able to educate and engage my peers.”

Jaden Peay
Democracy Fellow - NC Central University

“I want to do civic engagement work to educate my community and empower them through the political system.”

Kristian Carlyle
Democracy Fellow - Fayetteville State University

“I am a Common Cause fellow so that I can encourage civic education and student engagement on my campus because education is necessary for progress.”

Marcus Ponder
Democracy Fellow - Winston-Salem State University

“I am a Common Cause fellow to help inform and educate people in lower income areas about the importance of voting, participating in the census and being informed on the current political climate”

Martina Clay
Democracy Fellow - Winston-Salem State University

“Students on my campus are not always aware or informed about the elections so I became a fellow to educate students and engage students in the political process.”

Charles White
Democracy Fellow - Livingstone College:

“I want to be able to help grow others through leadership and politics.”

Ashley King
Democracy Fellow - Bennett College:

“I want to do civic engagement work on my campus so that my sisters have the opportunity to do meaningful service in their communities.”

DeQuan Isom
Democracy Fellow - Shaw University:

“Civic engagement, service to others and the importance of community has been instilled in me from a young age. Being a Common Cause HBCU fellow provides me with the education and tools to effectively serve others and my community.”

Mackeyla Davis Urbina
Democracy Fellow - St. Augustine’s University

“I am a Common Cause fellow because I want to get my peers active in voting whether it is a local election or presidential election. I want them to know every election is important.”

Jeremee Jeter
Democracy Fellow - St. Augustine’s University

“I am a Common Cause Fellow because I want to make change in my community on the local and national levels”

Javon Moses
Democracy Fellow - St. Augustine’s University

“I am a common cause fellow because it is a way for me to get in touch with both my university and community on a deeper level. Simply attending my university is not enough. I feel like I’m here to make an impact.”

Georgia

Dieudonńe Mundy
Democracy Fellow - Spelman College

“I am a Davis fellow because I am passionate about many political issues like supportive health care, reducing recidivism, affordable housing, and advocating for marginalized groups. I strive to work in fields that are integral to improving the lives of everyone.”

Shelby Lewis
Democracy Fellow - Spelman College

“I am a Davis fellow because I want to get America’s youth more involved and knowledgeable of the political process. I want to close the gap in between black youth and their representatives.”

Kimani Carter
Democracy Fellow - Morehouse College

“I am a Davis fellow because I believe we have to work the system to make the system work for us.”

Maryland

Autumn Wardlaw
Democracy Fellow - Coppin State University

“I’m a Davis Fellow because I want to change the idea of voting and the importance of politics in communities of color.”

Taraja Lawery
Democracy Fellow - Coppin State University

“I’m a Davis Fellow because I believe the accessibility of information is the first step into improving life for everyone.”

Mississippi

Jessica Trotter
Democracy Fellow - Jackson State University

“I am a Davis fellow because it is important for students to have access to information about voting and local candidates.”

Brian Beck
Democracy Fellow -University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg)

“I am a Davis fellow because I believe you only have a voice if you allow others to hear it.”

Tiffany Cole
Democracy Fellow - University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Coast)

“I became a Davis fellow to help the students in my department see the connections between social work and engaging in politics.”

Brenna Macnamera
Democracy Fellow - Millsaps College

“I am a Davis fellow because I want students to understand how important voting is on her our voice can change the world.”

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