The 26th Amendment 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 26th Amendment.  Enacted in 1971, the 26th amendment grants the right to vote to all Americans, 18  years  and older and is one of a series of amendments enacted to protect the right of every American to be represented in government. In a time…

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How To Be a Changemaker

While we are all busy preparing for a year of in-person learning, the Center wants to remind students that they can begin to explore their roles as Changemakers for the common good. Changemakers on campus and in community become well-informed and civically engaged about social justice issues impacting society at large. Here are 10 ways…

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Driven to Create Change

In this week’s blog, meet our newest staff member, Priana Aquino! She has been working as our Communications Assistant for the last 8 months, managing our social media and helping to produce newsletters for the McCarthy Center. Aquino was recently interviewed by the Office of Development to discuss her accomplishments amid the pandemic. Read on…

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Carrying on John Lewis’ Vision

This week’s blog is a reprint of a piece from USF Foghorn’s April issue, entitled “Why We Need the John Lewis Voting Rights Act”. Two of our USFVOTES students, Harlan Crawford and Metyia Philipps, cowrote the article, examining the bill’s genesis and its influence on future elections. Read on for both Harlan’s and Metyia’s outlook…

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Joy, today. Resolve, tomorrow. 

In this week’s blog, our Assistant Director of Public Service Programs and lead on USFVotes, Angeline Vuong, reflects on the attacks on the Capitol and what impact they have had on her and others. In the first few days of President Joe Biden’s term, Vuong calls on us to continue our fight against injustices with love,…

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Post Election Resilience

USFVotes has led the way in making USF a leader in the nation for new voter registration having reached the 10,000 student registration milestone this month. With the election only days away, this serves as encouragement for increased participation among youth voters. In addition to the importance of voting, USFVotes recognizes the emotional impact that comes with being…

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Voter Outreach through USFVotes

Amaya Fox ’21, blogs this week about her experience as a lead ambassador in the USFVotes program on campus. Amaya was a McCarthy Fellow in Washington, D.C., an Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador for USFVotes, and through her leadership, earned the Gold Medal Award designation from the All-In Campus Challenge by registering over 5,000…

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