University of Miami News, Ashley A. Williams:
"Despite new challenges presented by the pandemic during the past year, the Butler Center for Service and Leadership managed to find innovative and unique ways to engage students to register and vote.
The department’s recent efforts have led to the University of Miami being designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The designation recognized 234 colleges and universities across the United States that developed, implemented, and reported results for engagement programs that encouraged their students to participate in the civic process.
Andrew Wiemer, director of the Butler Center, received direct support from the Division of Student Affairs to lead students and faculty and staff members on a mission to increase voter participation on campus. Together, the team increased the voter engagement efforts across the institution since 2008.
In 2016, the ’Canes Vote Network, a leadership coalition, was created to connect individuals across the University who all have the common passion to increase awareness and civic participation at the University. Get Out the Vote (GOTV) is a student led initiative under the Network’s umbrella that has dedicated countless hours to promoting non-partisan voter mobilization across campus."
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