About the Andrew Goodman Foundation
Andrew “Andy” Goodman and two of his contemporaries, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, joined Freedom Summer 1964 to register African-American voters. Hailing from diverse racial, geographic, and religious backgrounds, these three young men died together in Mississippi fighting for equality and voting rights.
Established to continue Andy’s legacy, The Andrew Goodman Foundation (The AGF) inspires and empowers young people to fully participate in the democratic process. Through the Vote Everywhere program, the AGF sets millennials on the path toward civic engagement and greater political power. More information about the Andrew Goodman Foundation and the Vote Everywhere Project can be found here.
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. The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere program is represented by student ambassadors who work with Hinckley Institute staff to promote voter participation and civic engagement all across our campus community.
In the fall of 2018 alone, the AGF Ambassadors registered over 300 students to vote and helped nearly 2,800 students vote on campus through the on-campus polling location at the Marriott Library.
Vote Everywhere Ambassadors
The Vote Everywhere Ambassadorship is an opportunity for emerging leaders to gain experience in civic engagement organizing and social issues activism. Ambassador responsibilities include:
Organize and attend voter registration drives across campus.
Develop partnerships with clubs and organizations to promote voting and civic engagement.
Develop campus action plan for implementing voting initiatives.
Organize civic engagement events.
Manage and disseminate information about the University of Utah-specific voter registration website.
Research and advocate for social issues.
Work with other ambassadors and Hinckley staff to review overall progress.
Recruit and mentor future ambassadors.
AGF Ambassadors also receive a $500 stipend per semester.
In additional to the ambassadorship, students can also join AGF as volunteers. To get involved please contact Kyle Tucker.