The Vote Everywhere Project by the Andrew Goodman Foundation
Andrew “Andy” Goodman and two of his contemporaries were young adults committed to equality, voting rights and social justice – they died fighting for those very commitments during Freedom Summer 1964.
Established to continue Andy’s legacy, The Andrew Goodman Foundation (The AGF) inspires through a story that touches diverse Americans—Jews and Christians, young and old, blacks and whites—and empowers young people to fully participate in the Democratic process. Through the Vote Everywhere and Hidden Heroes programs, The AGF sets Millennials on the path toward civic engagement and greater political power. Join our journey to inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate the important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.
More information about the Andrew Goodman Foundation and the Vote Everywhere Project can be found here.
To get involved or to learn more about the Vote Everywhere Project at the University of Utah, please contact Molly Wheeler.
Meet the Ambassadors
Gerrit Seymour is majoring in Music as well as Middle Eastern Studies with hopes to go to medical school. This semester he is interning with Congressman Chris Stewart of Utah. Through the Vote Everywhere program, he hopes encourage participation in the political processes that run our communities, nation, and the world.
Kadi Keikilani Correia is pursuing a BS in Communications. In the future, she looks forward to completing an MBA in business. She is the first in her family to receive a college associates degree and attend a University. She currently serves as a Hinckley Institute Ambassador, representing their programs in higher education and diplomatic relationships. Born and raised in Ka’a’awa, Hawaii, her Polynesian culture has inspired her to dance, play the ukulele, draw, be accepting of differences, and cook delicious food.
Connor Yakaitis is entering his senior year at the University of Utah majoring in political science with an emphasis in public policy and a double minor in campaign management and economics. He has been a long time friend of the Hinckley Institute, serving on the editorial board of the Hinckley Journal of Politics, interning at the Utah State Legislature and currently serving as a Hinckley Student Ambassador. These experiences gave me the passion, confidence and knowledge to be appointed Director of Government Relations for the student body government known as ASUU, where he works with many fantastic colleagues to increase voter turnout and advocate for university students at the state capitol. He is also currently starting a chapter of the Roosevelt Institute on campus as another avenue by which students can get actively engaged in politics. Originally from the Red Sox half of Connecticut, he plans on attending graduate school and aspire to run for office back east, where he can maintain a healthy balance between public service, boating and eating New England clam chowder.