Engage the Election
A continuance of our first signature initiative, Engage the Election: 2012, the 2014 version focuses on the midterm elections. This initiative encourages our TDC member institutions to host engaging events through which both students and the community can have open, civil dialogue surrounding issues that are often overlooked outside of a Presidential election year. While many argue that the midterm elections are more important than the designation of our nation’s highest executive, TDC recognizes that media outlets do not give these particular election cycles the visibility and exposure deserved.
In response, The Democracy Commitment proposes a lofty, yet attainable goal, coined “2-3-4.” By November 2014, TDC wants to have expanded its network to 200 community colleges nationwide, to represent 3,000,000 students, and support community colleges in registering 400,000 new voters. At Lone Star College–Kingwood, we are working to meet this goal by hosting candidate forums, voter registrar trainings, and voter registration drives.