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Shaw Students and Common Cause Launch Voter Education Initiative

Voter Launch

March 25, 2014 – Shaw University’s Office of Student Activities and Greek Life and Shaw student leaders have teamed up with community partner Common Cause to educate students about the upcoming elections and the impact of North Carolina’s new voter law.

The purpose of the initiative is to encourage Shaw students to participate in the 2014 elections and to educate students that no identification is needed to vote in this year’s election. The initiative kicked off with a funeral procession, where Shaw students carried a casket around campus with a sign “Don’t Let This Be Your Rights” to signify the death of voting rights under NC’s new voter law. In the Student Center, students held signs regarding exercising the right to vote and passed out hand bills with voting information. They also made announcements in the cafeteria encouraging students to register to vote and reminding them of registration deadlines. Additional information sessions are being held throughout the semester for students to learn more about obtaining a NC ID card and how to vote with an absentee ballot.