Marcus Clem News-Press Now, Staff report:
Missouri Western State University has received a form of national recognition for its efforts to improve youth voter registration and turnout.
The effort led by sophomore in political science Jordan Miller, with guidance from Dr. Hannah Piechowski and Dr. Edwin Taylor, makes the campus the first so recognized in much of Missouri. All other honorees are located in the St. Louis metropolitan area, according to the awarding Campus Vote Project’s website. A little more than 230 campuses are so designated nationwide for efforts to address chronic low voter turnout problems associated with people under the age of 30.
“Your voice matters,” said Miller, a native of Carrollton, Missouri. “I mean, it’s the old cliché, it’s the staple of the movement, but people need to realize their voice matters, especially whenever it comes down to state and local things.”
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