TWU Student Recognized on 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll
Apr. 27, 2023 — DENTON — Texas Woman's University and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) announced that Alexa Hoekstra has been recognized as part of the 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll. The ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll awards college students doing outstanding work to advance nonpartisan democratic engagement at participating campuses. Alexa Hoekstra joins a group of 175 students recognized for their voter registration, education and turnout efforts ahead of last year’s historic midterm elections. The 2022 midterm elections saw one of the highest youth turnout rates for a midterm election in the past 40 years — an estimated 23 percent of young people ages 18 to 29 turned out to vote.
“This year’s honorees played a crucial part in registering and empowering student voters ahead of last year’s midterm elections, resulting in historic turnout among young voters. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is honored to celebrate hundreds of student leaders encouraging nonpartisan democratic engagement across the country,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. “These students organized voter registration drives, coordinated campus-wide voter engagement resources and brought polling locations to their campuses. We are excited to watch these students continue to change the world.”
When asked about the honor, Hoekstra said that her success was really a team effort. "Pioneers Vote has grown so much. We talked to more than 500 students about voting and have seen tremendous engagement around campus. I think in general, this honor highlights the good work we have all done," she said.
Hoekstra is an Andrew Goodman Ambassador at TWU. Students receive a stipend, activities budget, and ongoing mentorship, support, and training from the Andrew Goodman Foundation staff and network of social change leaders. The Andrew Goodman Ambassador represents Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere on their campus. The Ambassador undertakes programming to increase student voting on campus with the support and supervision of both the Program Manager and Campus Champion for TWU.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. With the support of the ALL IN staff, campuses that join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge currently engages more than 9.8 million students from more than 965 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Campuses can join ALL IN here.
ABOUT ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge:
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Through an intentionally-designed program that provides structure, support, and recognition, ALL IN works to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on more than 965 campuses nationwide. ALL IN believes higher education should play a role in developing an active and informed citizenry by educating students, motivating them to engage in American democracy, and instilling the value of lifelong participation. ALL IN is an initiative of Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Learn more here.
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