Political Engagement Current News

2020 PEP Fellows Draft Key Section of Voting Rights Bill

Anna Klingensmith (T ’21) and Nadia Innab (T ’21), two 2020 Political Engagement Project (PEP) Fellows, wrote a section of a bill that will be presented to the General Assembly of North Carolina. The “Fix Our Democracy” Bill, sponsored by Senator Jeff Jackson and Representative Ashton Wheeler Clemmons, intends to remove barriers to voting access.…

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A Blue Georgia on my Mind

Hart affiliated creative writing teacher Faulkner Fox wrote a reflection on her experience in Georgia with Durham get-out-the-vote group, Bull City Votes in the midst of the run-off elections and the storming of the capitol. "What do these most recent Georgia victories mean to Professor Fox? "They mean that the South, a place with a…

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Duke Today covers Elections in a Pandemic Bass Connections Class

Duke Today published an article highlighting the incredible work of students in the "Elections in a Pandemic" Bass Connections Class. A team of 24 Duke students are tackling several questions related to voting barriers, access, and rights and testing a range of potential solutions in real time. The project, co-led by Director of the Hart Leadership…

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