We hosted two groups of Vanderbilt law students in October who came together to teach a bipartisan Opportunity Passport class about all things voting. Four members of Vanderbilt Street Law and the Voting Rights Advocacy Society joined the OP class to discuss voter registration, what to bring when you vote, early voting, learning about candidates, restoring voting rights, and more. They even started with a review of the basic structure of our government at the Federal, State, County, and City levels – we all benefited from that catch-up!
We had an excited and engaged attendance on Zoom. Class started with introductions in small groups. Students shared with our guests a personal goal for the next five years. This provided our speakers a great opportunity to learn more about our students and our students time to get more comfortable with our speakers. Our speakers discussed everything from making a detailed voting plan to Tennessee’s laws around restoring voting rights for individuals with felony convictions. They also created an awesome webpage full of resources just for Monroe Harding! Students listened, asked questions, and are still using the resources and information to this day.
Check out these amazing resources: https://linktr.ee/MonroeHarding_Votes