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Election 2020 Countdown: Social Workers Can Get Out the Vote

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Storrs Campus
http://s.uconn.edu/5f3

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign will co-host a free Web event, Election 2020 Countdown: Social Workers Can Get Out the Vote, on September 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm (ET).

The Web event will feature leaders from CSWE, social work programs, voting rights activists, and leaders from the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign who have launched the Voting Is Social Work campaign. Programs will highlight their activities that help drive voter engagement, and speakers will highlight free resources that make it easy for students and faculty members to organize voter registration programs.

Why should anyone from a social work program attend this event? - Voting is a human right, but not everyone can or knows how to access that right. - Voting can improve the political power of clients and communities. - Voting determines who sets policies regarding racial, social, and economic justice at the city, state, and federal levels.

“Think about all of the people we can drive to the polls from our classrooms, campuses, field placements, and broader communities. Our students, deans, directors, faculty, and administrators have an incredible opportunity to ensure that everyone in America is registered to vote in this year’s election,” said CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW.

Contact:

jr_alberto.cifuentes@uconn.edu

School of Social Work (primary), Voting Is Social Work

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