News For November 2020

HLP Associate in Research Leads Ballot Curing Effort

When a student in the Elections in a Pandemic Bass Connections project pointed out a frustrating language barrier for absentee voting in North Carolina, Hart Leadership Program Associate in Research Ana Ramirez knew she needed to take action. It was mid-September and mail-in voting was already underway—but despite the fact that North Carolina voters could…

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Celebrating Students’ Vision for a New Democracy: The “Why Vote?” Challenge

As part of our effort to uplift student voices during this important election season, the Hart Leadership Program was delighted to host the Why Vote? Video Challenge.  A total of eighty-eight Duke students participated in the spring and fall contests, submitting seventy-one 30-second videos aimed at convincing non-voters to vote. The non-partisan messages spoke to…

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