What and Who: When a dozen states hold caucuses and primaries on Super Tuesday, a group of 22 Wake Forest University students taking part in the Wake the Vote program will gather to watch returns. In recent weeks, the students have traveled to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to work on presidential campaigns, meet candidates and political party leaders, and get a first-hand look at democracy in action. Wake the Vote is a yearlong program that combines classroom and real-world political experience. At a time when polarization drives many Americans away from politics and voter turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds hovers around 20 percent, this event provides a look at current student political engagement.
Here’s a link to a news release with more details about the Wake the Vote program. Students are posting reflections to the Wake the Vote blog and sharing on social media using #WaketheVote. They can be found on Twitter @WaketheVote.
When: Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute (2599 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC).
About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.