Rank Choice Voting Student Navigator Interns

Medgar Evers College Students Take the Lead in Educating Our Communities about RCV

CLSJ: Committed to Empowering Our Communities

The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (CLSJ) envisions an engaged, civically educated and empowered Black electorate that regularly uses political power to marshal the representation and resources necessary for its communities to thrive. To achieve this vision, CLSJ addresses racial justice issues by providing quality legal advocacy, conducting community education campaigns, facilitating research and building organizing capacity on behalf of New Yorkers of African descent and the disenfranchised.

 

Rank Choice Voting Education Project

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) allows all voters, including traditionally marginalized voters of African descent and voters of color, to prioritize candidates and choose the ones that best reflect their values.  It is a good system for democracy as it forces candidates to consider the needs of every voter, not just the privileged and powerful.  However, RCV is effective only if voters know and understand how it works. 

 

CLSJ RCV Student Navigators

CLSJ recruited students from the Medgar Evers College Public Administration and other civics related areas of study to serve as RCV Student Navigators. RCV Student Navigators are reaching out across the City’s Black and Brown communities to show prospective voters what the ballot will look like, explain how the process will differ from previous years and provide basic voter education. Similar to CLSJ's recently concluded Census2020 Outreach campaign, RCV Student Navigators will talk with New Yorkers in parks, train stations, faith-based institutions and at community events to ensure that voters are equipped to use the ballot to make intentional and informed choices. RCV Student Navigators will also work with CLSJ’s coalition and media partners to help spread the word. So when you see one of our students, be sure to pay close attention to the voter education information they provide!

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Jennifer Joly

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: June 2021

Post Graduate Plans: Attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to study Forensic Psychology.

Brittany Lugo

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2023

Post Graduation Plans: Pursue graduate school overseas and an internship abroad in a museum.

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Brittany Beckford

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduation Plans: Take a well deserved break before continuing graduate studies in Psychology.

Allen Lloyd

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: attend law school.

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Tiara Hepburn

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: attend law school.

Naya Bridgmohan

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: Pursue a career in legal studies.

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Chizoba Ihejirika

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: Pursue a career in mental heal services.

Colin G. Smith

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: Pursue a masters of social work degree.

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Brooke Smith

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: Pursue a masters of social work degree.

Zoe Abney

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: become a civil rights lawyer.

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Samantha Sprott

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2022

Post Graduate Plans: applying to medical school to pursue a career as either a pediatrician or a pediatric psychologist.

Georgina Gooden

Rank Choice Voting Student Intern

Graduation Date: 2021

Post Graduate Plans: attend Columbia University Teachers College in the Clinical Psychology Masters Program.