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Social Justice Institute: #CarlowVotes

The mission of the Social Justice Institute at Carlow University is to provide access to under-represented groups and to close educational, socio-economic, and leadership gaps, particularly those that disproportionately affect women.”

Written by Samantha Collier

The Social Justice Institute (SJI) has been an organization here at Carlow University since 2017. This organization has worked hard to educate Carlow students on how they can be the change. 

This fall, SJI is running its campaign called #CarlowVotes. The #CarlowVotes campaign focuses on informing and helping students at Carlow University to votes with the upcoming Presidential Election. They host numerous non-partisan event via Zoom for students, faculty, and staff with guest from all over the area to help ensure that everyone is receiving the information they need to be ready to exercise their rights.  

Director of the Social Justice Institute at Carlow, Ryan Scott, has been with this organization since January 2019. Scott said that getting people “to exercise their human right to vote” is SJI’s primary goal for the #CarlowVotes campaign. “We hope to educate people on the importance of voting and how to make the right decision for them,” Scott said. 

Scott said that students can look forward to debate watch parties, virtual town hall meetings, and updates on their social media using the hashtag #CarlowVotes. You can stay updated on SJI events by following @carlow_sji on Instagram and Twitter and by liking them on Facebook at Social Justice Institutes at Carlow University.  

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The general election is quickly approaching. Now is the time to make sure you have your voting plans in order. Remember, if you plan to vote by a mail-in ballot, it must be returned to your county’s election board’s designated drop boxes before 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, for your vote to count. Please, go out and vote! 

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