HBCU Voter Initiative
The 2020 election will be the most important election of our lives, but it also offers an opportunity to raise the voice of marginalized communities and build capacity with HBCU student leaders. Unite Inc. in partnership with Opportunity Youth United are launching a national HBCU voting initiative to engage 100,000 students across the country. Unite Inc. has recruited 35 Student Leadership Fellows to train and develop from 35 HBCUs to become voter registration champions. Student Leadership Fellows will receive stipends and voter registration training as they lift up the importance of voting in the 2020 general election.
The Student Leadership Fellows will also learn to organize for policy change in their local community around education and social justice issues. Unite Inc. is looking to train the next generation of activists, and it starts with maximizing HBCU voting in the 2020 election.