With typical strategies like tabling on the mall, visiting classrooms, organizing on-campus forums and debate watch parties sidelined due to the pandemic, student leaders are stepping-up their creativity on social media to engage students in what some are calling the election of a lifetime.
The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service is a partner in the Washington State Debate Coalition, a public service committed to ensuring people have access to those who hold and seek elected office. It is presenting a series of election-related forums for students, faculty and staff in the coming weeks.
Not all engagement activities are virtual. The Pullman, Vancouver, and Tri-Cities campuses have plans to establish in-person voting and registration hubs that adhere to CDC health guidelines. The hub on the Pullman campus, located in the Junior Ballroom of the Compton Union Building, will operate Friday, Oct. 30, Monday, Nov. 2 and on election day, Nov. 3. The hub on the Tri-Cities campus will be open in the library building on those days plus Saturday, Oct. 31. WSU Vancouver’s hub will only be open on election day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., in Firstenburg Student Commons.