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C2P presents Mobilizing Millenials and the Power of the People
4:45-6PM, Rubenstein Library 249
Can you imagining running an organization that registered a record-shattering 2.2 million people to vote? While at the helm of Rock the Vote, Duke alumna Heather Smith (T ’98) did that — and more. Join Connect2Politics to hear how she lead the effort to register millions of voters. Heather served as the President of Rock the Vote for nearly eight years. Under her leadership, Rock the Vote ran the largest nonpartisan voter engagement efforts in the country during the last two presidential elections, launched a national high school civics education initiative, and refined best practices and new technologies for the continued engagement of young voters. Her work on modernizing the voter registration process was recognized as the “best practice” by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. She is continuing her work on engagement and outreach to increase political participation as a senior advisor to The Pluribus Project.