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Union Votes! Civic Engagement Initiative: Home

A guide for resources and information about voting and the 2020 Election.


National Voter Registration Day - September 22, 2020


2020 Election Debate Schedule 

Presidential Debates

September 29th, 9:00pm - 10:30pm

October 15th, 9:00pm - 10:30pm

October 22nd, 9:00pm - 10:30pm


Vice Presidential Debate

October 7th, 9:00pm - 10:30pm

New York Times 2020 Presidential Election Calendar

Sign up for digital access to the New York Times - instructions for Union College students, faculty, and staff



About this Libguide

Welcome to the Civic Engagement Libguide


The purpose of this libguide is to facilitate access to information resources and promote events that have been planned to mobilize the student body for participation in the 2020 Presidential Election. 

We encourage students to use this libguide as a tool for navigating the upcoming election and set the stage for future civic activities. Students should understand that it is both their right and duty as U.S. citizens to vote. Furthermore, the resources in this libguide have been selected to inspire and engage students, as well as to provide channels for exploring the history of U.S. suffrage. It is a pathway to discover primary documents, like the Voting Act of 1965 or vintage footage of the Women's Suffrage Movement from the 1920s. It will facilitate access to current scholarship (academic journals, statistical data) and news (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.) that will encourage students to conduct their own research on topics related to the subject featured in this guide.  


About the Civic Engagement Initiative 

The Civic Engagement Initiative is a joint effort between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The purpose of this committee is to develop, plan, and organize civic engagement activities at Union College and to increase student voter participation in the 2020 elections. Programming on topics such as the impeachment proceedings, social media, voter apathy, and barriers to voting such as structural impediments and legal restrictions will be held in conjunction with events to increase voter registration and voting among students.

In an effort to meet the expectations outlined in this charge, the CEI will plan and organize activities, partner with student groups and departments, and sponsor campus-wide events that fall within the scope of the CEI charge. You can find out about upcoming events here, or on our Instagram @unioncivicengagement