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Strengthening American Democracy Through an Informed Citizenry
This OLLI Volunteer Service Learning project invites interested OLLI members to play an important role working with each other and with community organizations to increase the numbers of American citizens registered to vote in the 2020 Presidential elections. Participants will attend two sessions to discuss their commitment to the importance of increasing the numbers of informed, engaged, registered American voters. Representatives of various “Get Out the Vote” organizations will describe how volunteers can make a huge difference in achieving this goal. Participants will be invited to choose the organization they wish to work with, and will schedule the extent, dates and times of their service (a minimum of 8 hours) according to what works best for the organization and for them. Classroom topics: • How would you define “an informed, engaged American citizenry”? • Why did you choose to be part of this OLLI Service Learning Project? • What was/is the American voting process: past…present…future? • How has legislation impacted voting in the past…and now? • How have activist organizations impacted voter turnout? • Social research on how we make voting choices Guest presenters from local Get-Out-The-Vote Organizations: • To be finalized by April, 2020 Volunteer Activity: • Participants will engage as active volunteers with a local organization dedicated to getting out the vote for the 2020 Presidential election. • Schedule will be set to meet the unique interests and flexibility of participants in service to the local organization of their choice, with a goal of a minimum of 8 hours after “dates and times of their service.”
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Service Learning
Date(s) : 05/11/2020 - 05/18/2020
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00-3:00pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Debrodt Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Geltner Beverley
Fee : $15.00
Event Status : COMPLETED