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Getting Out the Vote

At a table loaded down with stacks of voter registration forms at the Mosby Court public housing development on Saturday, Virginia Commonwealth University student Anthony Jones is encouraging residents to get registered and vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Jones, a junior sociology and international social justice double major, and Camilla Harris, a sophomore international studies major, are working this semester as part of a grant from the Andrew Goodman Foundation to promote election engagement among VCU students and disenfranchised communities in Richmond.

Jones and Harris are also working with the Daily Planet to address voting among Richmond’s homeless population. And they are collaborating with the ASPiRE Living-Learning Program — part of VCU’s Division of Community Engagement — to do voter outreach at Mosby Court, such as Saturday’s event, at which ASPiRE students ran children’s activities and played with local children, and also at which VCU’s Center for Health Disparities provided health information and handed out coloring books to children.

Read the full VCU News article.