Northampton Community College joins Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Foundation

Written by on August 31, 2020

Northampton Community College joins Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Foundation 

By Staci Inez

August 31, 2020

Photo | Staci Inez / WLVR

Northampton Community College has joined a national organization to promote civic education and voter engagement in students. As WLVR’s Staci Inez reports, The Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Foundation is rooted in a powerful story from American history. 

Andrew Goodman was a white Jewish-American civil rights acTivist. He was known for helping Black Americans register to vote in the 60s. And was killed by the KKK for his actions. 

NCC student Taiba Sultana says she is glad to be a part of the national group founded in his honor. 

“This type of organization gives me the opportunity to engage more people and more youngsters, more women and more people of color,” said Sultana.

The foundation provides training resources to colleges and institutions on civic engagement. Sultana says she wants to help ensure people that their vote and their voices matter. 

“I do want to encourage our young leaders to get involved in politics.. It doesn’t matter if it’s a voter registration process or democracy 10,1 just be part of it.”

Because of the pandemic, the group will not be able go person-to-person this year. But it has set aside three days a week in the fall semester to hold voter registration sessions through mid-October. And plans to host virtual awareness events leading up to election day.

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