Honors students Tori Joy and Grace Powers organize “Doughnut Forget to Vote"

Honors College juniors Tori Joy, of Hendersonville, and Grace Powers, of Davidson, worked with Macki Snyder, assistant director of leadership and outreach for Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT), to organize, “Doughnut Forget to Vote,” a nonpartisan voter education and mobilization event held Oct. 22 in App State’s Plemmons Student Union. The event was funded by a $1,000 grant from Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition, which was awarded to Snyder. During the event, students were given free doughnuts, along with nonpartisan voter information packets, Watauga County sample ballots and other voter resources. The goal of the event was to reduce barriers to students’ ability and motivation to vote. Doughnuts for the event were purchased from Boone’s Local Lion. Joy and Powers are among 26 North Carolina college students serving as Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) Fellows during the fall 2020 semester.

Click here to read the full story featuring quotes from Joy and Powers about the event edited by Jessica Stump and posted Nov. 4, 2020 in AppalachianToday.



Published: Nov 10, 2020 8:27am