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A nonpartisan campus initiative created to provide students with the necessary resources to register to vote and learn about issues at stake in upcoming elections.

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QUVotes offers voter education activities and works to increase student participation in local, state and national voting and election initiatives.

2021 Lunch and Learn Events

Organization, Lobbying, and Advocacy: How to Keep the Momentum of Change

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All Things Charlotte: Housing Crisis, Schooling and CMS, CMPD and Community Policing, and Food Insecurities

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Biden's First 100 Days in Office

Biden 100 Days in Office

Response to Insurrection

Response to Insurrection

 

Civic Engagement Events

Engage Her

September 17th, 2020 - Engage HER

Join us virtually on September 17 at 7 p.m. for an evening of timely discussion and voter engagement. This is a pivotal election year, and voter turnout and education is of utmost importance. Engage HER on Campus at Queens University Edition seeks to increase voter knowledge and celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage. Mayor Vi Lyles is leading this program as the keynote speaker, with panelists NC Representative Carolyn Logan, at-large member of the Board of Education Jennifer De La Jara, and president of the League of Women Voters Charlotte-Mecklenburg Delores Johnson Hurt. These prominent women will share their stories of serving in roles dedicated to public service and will answer audience questions.

This program is open to all of Queen's campus and the Charlotte community and will be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Engage HER was created in partnership with Queens University of Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries.

Engage 2020 aims to connect the community in a conversation about the history of voting in the U.S., past and current civic and social trends, and spotlight the history of voting rights. Join us for this special event in conjunction with Queens University. The event will be streamed live on the CMLibrary Facebook page.

Election 2020 Lunch & Learn: The Issues, The Offices, & Your Informed Vote

Please register here to reserve your spot for any and all of these sessions: https://forms.gle/iVzQ4nypaioG9Xsm8

Each webinar is 30 minutes and will be hosted on Tuesdays at Noon, starting on September 8, 2020. Q&A will be a part of each topic, so please bring your questions with you!! These sessions are free and open to everyone and anyone that is interested in becoming a more informed voter, so please share this registration form with everyone you know!! We are fortunate enough to have faculty from UNC Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte leading these sessions, all are non-partisan, and will dive deep into the topic area being discussed. For each session, you will receive a link each Monday with the meeting credentials so you can log in on Tuesday.

  • November 3: – ELECTION DAY! - What is happening to my vote today? An explanation of how votes are counted and the behind-the-scenes work of what is happening today – Dr. Aaron Houck, Queens Political Science Faculty

Did you miss a 2020 Lunch and Learn event? Check out the recordings of each event below:

September 8th, 2020 Lunch and Learn

Absentee Ballots / Mail-in Ballot debates and key dates – Dr. Aaron Houck, Queens Political Science Faculty

September 8th, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

September 15th Lunch and Learn

Does my Vote actually count? /Electoral College / Why you need to vote – Dr. Eric Heberlig, UNC Charlotte Political Science Faculty

September 15th, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

September 22nd Lunch and Learn

What does this office actually do? An explanation of each office on the ballot – Dr. Mary Jo Gowan Shepherd, UNC Charlotte Political Science Faculty

September 22nd, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

September 29th Lunch and Learn

Foreign Policy – Dr. Alexa Royden, Queens Political Science Faculty

September 29th, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

October 6th Lunch and Learn

Environmental policy – Dr. Mark Kelso, Queens Political Science Faculty

October 6th, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

October 13th Lunch and Learn

Special Session with the Federal Elections Commission with Mr. Tom Moore.

October 13th, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

October 20th Lunch and Learn

Health Care/ Health Disparities – Dr. Susan Rucker, Queens Interprofessional Health Studies Faculty

October 20th, 2020 Lunch and Learn Session

October Special Topic Lunch and Learn

Social Injustice - Darryl White; Assistant Dean, Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement

Special Topic Lunch and Learn Session

October 27th Lunch and Learn

Immigration Policy – Dr. Maggie Commins, Queens Political Science Faculty

October 27th Lunch and Learn Session

Additional Information

For additional voting information or if you have questions about registering to vote or voting, contact: 

Dr. Jenn Marts
Director, Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement
Academic Affairs
martsj@queens.edu

704-337-2526

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