Beginning in the spring of 2016 the University of Wisconsin Madison has hosted three Vote Everywhere Ambassadors funded by the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Vote Everywhere is a national, non-partisan, civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners. The program provides extensive training, resources, as well as a peer network to support its Ambassadors while they work to register voters, bring down voting barriers, and tackle important social justice issues.
The efforts of the Vote Everywhere Ambassadors embody the spirit of a fellow UW-Madison student, Andrew Goodman, the namesake of the organization. Robert and Carolyn Goodman founded The Andrew Goodman Foundation to honor their son after he was murdered along with young civil rights workers James Earl Chaney and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner by Klansmen in Mississippi during the Summer of 1964.
Goodman, who attended UW-Madison his freshman year, committed himself to fighting injustices by traveling through the south to register African- American voters during the Freedom Summer volunteer campaign at 20 years old.
Today, the Vote Everywhere Ambassadors carry on Goodman’s spirit by working to ensure students are well informed about elections, are able to register to vote and can collect their free voter ID at UW-Madison.
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