Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

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Voter suppression is a shameful reality many Americans must face across the nation. But for many young, and first-time voters on college campuses that suppression has come at the hands of Republican lawmakers who have, as the New York Times reported, worked to diminish the electoral power of campuses through redistricting, as well as by limiting early voting sites, purging voter rolls or refusing to permit polling stations on campus.

Even campuses haven’t always been accommodating as the University of Georgia canceled plans for in-person voting on campus, and at Bard College students sued to bring a polling station to campus.

Young people and college students especially have had so many memories taken from them this year, but voting in this crucial election (where they’re driven by issues like climate change) is one that they have stepped up to make at all costs. The result: youth voting seems to be surging!

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