Erin Blasko | September 25, 2018
NDVotes is partnering with the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area and Civic Duty South Bend to expand its mission beyond campus and promote civic engagement in the South Bend community ahead of upcoming midterm elections.
With support from the Indiana Campus Compact’s Campus Election Engagement Project, the like-minded organizations, which share a mission of nonpartisan civic engagement, will host a series of events between now and Election Day to educate, register and mobilize local voters.
In collaboration with Indiana University South Bend (IUSB), the group will host a voter registration event from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 25) at the IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center, 1040 W. Washington St., South Bend. In addition to voter registration assistance, the event will feature civic, academic and student speakers from diverse backgrounds to share their thoughts on voting and citizenship.
On Oct. 2 (Tuesday), the group will host a screening and discussion of the film “One Vote,” a documentary that follows six voters during the 2016 election, with the film’s director, Christine Woodhouse, at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame.
And on Oct. 5 (Friday), the group will staff a voter registration booth at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe, 122 S. Michigan St., from 4 to 8 p.m. as part of First Fridays in Downtown South Bend.
Staff with NDVotes, the League of Women Voters and Civic Duty South Bend will be on hand at all three events to answer questions and assist with the registration process for students and residents alike.
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