“Mark Fraley works with groups, including the Campus Republicans and Democrats, to increase voter turnout through IU’s Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE). He said the COVID pandemic forced campus groups everywhere to re-think voter engagement. ‘We did not have the capacity to go to welcoming week events, to go to in-person events and sign people up to vote,’ Fraley said. ‘We had to use the tools that the digital environment had offered us.’…PACE, the Democrats and Republicans turned to virtual forums or registration drives. Members encouraged friends directly or used social media to urge them to vote. ‘Voting was an act of social solidarity at a time of physical distancing,’ Fraley said.”
Can young voters continue their momentum?
Friday, April 22, 2022