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Black Student Union At U-M Wants To Register More Students To Vote In The General Election

Sep 25, 2020

The Black Student Union at the University of Michigan is moving forward with efforts to motivate Black students on campus to vote in the November general election.  

The BSU plans to host voter registration drives to get as many black students on campus to vote in the presidential election.  Russell McIntosh is the political actions chair for the BSU and says the group is in the process of identifying other student groups on campus they can partner with to roll out the in-person drives as soon as possible.

Russell McIntosh: You turn on the news everyday, and it feels like our rights are being taken away from us every single day.  We want to make sure that everyone understands that this is urgent and that voting is not an option, it’s a must.

The BSU has partnered with the University of Michigan’s NAACP chapter to remind students through social media and email to watch the first presidential debate on September 29th.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu