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 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.
Andrew Goodman Foundation at the University of Utah
The Andrew Goodman Foundation at the University of Utah is the local chapter of the national Andrew Goodman Foundation. This student group was founded in January 2015 and has since registered thousands of students to vote, worked with Hinckley Institute students, staff, and other university personnel to secure an on-campus polling location for students and community members, manage and disseminate information about the University of Utah-specific voter registration website, organize voter-registration competitions between the Fraternities and Sororities, advocate issues and bills impacting students to state legislators, and work to integrate voter registration as a part of new-student orientation. In the fall of 2016 alone, the Andrew Goodman Foundation at the University of Utah registered over 1,200 students to vote and helped nearly 2,800 students vote on campus.
To get involved or to learn more about the Vote Everywhere Project and the Andrew Goodman Foundation at the University of Utah, please contact Miranda Best.