As election season escalates, students Kelsey Lim 14 GD and Keela Potter 14 GD are leading the RISD Votes initiative to get out the vote on campus and educate their peers about this most fundamental civic right and responsibility.
Working with the Center for Student Involvement and RISD’s Government Relations Office, the two juniors in Graphic Design are hoping “to make the experience as easy, fun and informative as possible,” as they noted in an email sent to all incoming students this week.
This fall RISD Votes plans to host debate screenings (replete with food served, of course!), a special speaker and events centered on voter registration and applying for absentee ballots.
“As the RISD community’s resource for all things pertaining to the election, our overarching goal is to raise awareness and promote political involvement within the student body,” they say. Watch for more in the coming weeks.