State University of New York (SUNY) Holds Online Statewide Forums about Voting

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On Constitution Day, September 17, 2020, the State University of New York (SUNY) system held a statewide online deliberative forum about voting. One hundred eighty-seven students from 36 campuses across the state of New York participated in the online forums.

This is the description of the deliberative event that was posted by Tonya J. Ackley at SUNY Buffalo State:

Constitution Day is an opportunity for students from across the SUNY system to participate in an open dialogue on voting.  Faculty and staff moderators will help guide the discussion and facilitate open and honest conversation. This event will be delivered online in real time. Please register to receive access information to this free online event. The access information will be sent to you about one week before the event. Registration closes Thursday, September 10, or when the event reaches capacity.

This event will be held in the form of a public deliberation on the history, problems, and future of voting in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to meet with other students in colleges throughout the system to discuss these topics in small groups via Zoom. This event will use materials developed by the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) of Dayton, Ohio, as part of its With the People initiative. 

Click here to learn more about the With the People initiative.