Civic engagement is of critical importance to electoral participation, and an essential aspect of a vibrant democracy. This responsibility is a foundational characteristic of what it means to be a Princetonian. “Be a Civic Leader” is a training program for NJ students that consists of six virtual hour long speaker and dialogue sessions. These programs begin on September 24th and continue through November 2021. The first session will feature Shirley Tilghman, Princeton President Emerita in conversation with Kathryn A. (Kate) Foster *93, the President of the College of New Jersey. These workshops are intended to highlight nonpartisan civic learning and democratic engagement efforts throughout the state. Students who complete the six courses will receive a certification from the State of NJ.
Vote100, an initiative of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS), is proud to be partnering with nonpartisan organizations in New Jersey to support voter engagement widely: This program is supported by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Berkeley College, Rutgers University: New Brunswick, the NJ Department of State, and by Princeton University.
Please click this link to register and go to vote100.princeton.edu to learn more ways to become involved on campus. All students studying in the state of New Jersey are welcome to enroll. The topics for the discussions are as follows:
Leading with Civic Agency
9/24 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Learning to explain the importance of Civic Engagement in NJ
10/1 at 2:00 p.m. ET
What is gerrymandering and how does it relate to the census?
10/13 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Promoting engagement through the use of data
10/15 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Innovative Get-Out-The-Vote Ideas
Confirmed speakers: Heather and Berkley Colleague
10/22 at 2:00 p.m. ET
How NJ decision-making works: The who, what, where, and how of navigating politics
10/29 at 2:00 p.m. ET