👋 Meet our Common Cause HBCU Democracy Fellows from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Camryn and Caszhmere. This year they worked with our North Carolina northeastern organizer, Destiny, to educate and mobilize voters. From community events like the Down East Classic to campus traditions like Fried Chicken Wednesday, our fellows were everywhere registering students and community members. During their voter registration events, they provided people with information about Common Cause and a nonpartisan voter guide so voters could be informed on where candidates stood on important local issues.
During early voting, Camryn and Caszhmere worked with student leaders, faculty, and staff from across campus to lead a march from campus to the Pasquotank Board of Elections. Students, faculty, and staff were all able to vote early and take advantage of same-day registration if they weren’t registered yet.
To wrap up the semester, Camryn, Caszhmere, and Destiny all attended the national student voting summit at the University of Maryland. They were able to network with students and civic engagement professionals across the country to strategize about tactics to use in 2024 and ways to advocate for better student voting rights.