Suffolk Votes 2020

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Suffolk Votes 2020

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Many colleges and universities around the United States encourage students to be politically active and to exercise their right to vote, but Suffolk University decided to go a step further. Throughout all SU’s social media during the election we saw posts sharing information from deadlines, to social distancing practices while voting in 2020. This screenshot from Suffolk Universities Instagram account shows one example of how the university encouraged voting. What is not shown here is the fact that Suffolk University took the initiative to cancel classes on Election Day, November 3rd, 2020, so that faculty and students could volunteer at polling places and/or vote in-person. After the election, Suffolk University continues to encourage students to engage with the political process both locally and federally.

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Screenshot from @suffolk_u Instagram

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This item was submitted on December 15, 2020 by Ashley Johnson using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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