The Young People Four (YP4) fellowship is spreading awareness and education on voting in the upcoming election, encouraging people to register before the Oct. 11 deadline.
Taylor Crumpton, a vote fellow for YP4 and senior social work major from Oakland, California, said the group wants to remind students that their votes matter.
“[We are] just here to tell you the power in your vote,” Crumpton said.
YP4, by the American Way Foundation, and Vote Fellowship, a two year program, promote community involvement and provide education and training on how to make a changes in the community.
“Young People for Fellowship does not endorse any candidate or endorse any party, and they make that very much clear. It is only for millennials to get out and vote,” Crumpton said.
Chris Riley, vice president of student life, said he is working closely with Crumpton to use this year as a trial run and test what works to get the student community involved in political matters.
Together, they are also working with Jennifer Butler, associate director of residence life, to spread the word in hopes to have resident hall staffs create events for their residents promoting the election.
Students will have the opportunity to register at the tailgate this Saturday at the football game, and registration education for social clubs is being developed at this time.