TCC students start campaign aimed at helping first-time voters

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 18:33:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Students at Tallahassee Community College started the Why I Vote campaign aimed at helping young voters through their first election.

#WhyIVote can be used by anyone and will include reasons other college students are voting in this year's election.

“Many times, us as students aren't watching presidential or vice-presidential debates or even looking at news outlets to be educated on voting and our rights to vote,” said Imagen Fisher, Peer Leader Scholar at TCC. “It can become overwhelming and confusing to many, so with the ‘Why I vote’ campaign, it will get students' attention and give them a safe space to express their opinions while also being corrected if misinformed and lastly not feeling judge for who they vote for and why.”

Organizers say that they want to take this project even further than TCC and make voting easier for everyone, including outside their community.

"This is based for students, but we want students from all over to join and be part of it just to get the word out and just show all students that you can vote and you can make a difference in your community," said Micah Mitchell, the president of the Student Government Association.

The campaign runs through November 3 and will include videos featuring TCC students.

Everyone can participate by using #WhyIVote on social media.

For more information click here.