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The Office of Civic Engagement and the Ethnic Student Center from the Associated Students of Western Washington University join together to give you the histories and realities of voting!

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Veteran Experiences, Resources & Military Recruitment

In this episode, Nathalie and Adah sit down to discuss veteran experiences on university campuses, military recruitment, and the ways that Western aims to connect with and support veteran students. ----------- 0:33 Veteran Experiences on Campus & Common Struggles 4:10 Adah's Experience 6:09 Military Recruitment 12:43 Resources on Western's Campus 15:55 Nathalie's Experience Working w a Veteran ------------ Resources for Veterans Western's Veteran's Outreach Center https://as.wwu.edu/sairc/voc/ Western's Veteran's Services VSO https://wp.wwu.edu/veteranservices/ Western's SAIRC https://as.wwu.edu/sairc/ Bambi Lewis- AS Veterans Community Coordinator // as.veterans@wwu.edu

19 min6 d ago
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Veteran Experiences, Resources & Military Recruitment

The Electoral College, Mail-In Voting, & Results of the 2020 Election

In this episode, Adah and Anna Corinne explain the electoral college and how it works. They also discuss the unprecedented 2020 election, controversey surrounding mail-in ballots, as well as national and statewide election results. ------- Topics Discussed: 0:19 What is the Electoral College? & How Does it Work? 3:33 Increased Mail-In Ballots 8:04 Controversey and Court Cases 12:14 Battleground States 15:20 Washington State Results ------- Resources What is the Electoral College? https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-the-electoral-college_n_2078970 Mail-in Voting Information https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/501577-heres-where-your-state-stands-on-mail-in-voting#:~:text=Five%20states%20%E2%80%94%20Colorado%2C%20Hawaii%2C%20Oregon%2C%20Washington%20and,mail%20also%20comes%20at%20a%20cost%20for%20states https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/politics/mail-in-voting/ https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/map-states-accept-mailed-ballots-after-election-day-n1246044 Trump Campaign Court Cases https://www.ktvu.com/news/trump-campaign-strategy-shifts-from-getting-votes-to-filing-lawsuits NY Times Election Results https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/03/us/elections/results-president.html Whatcom County Election Results https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20201103/whatcom/ Washington State Election Results https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20201103/ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Speech- Saturday Nov. 7th Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Full Victory Speeches | WSJ

19 min2 w ago
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The Electoral College, Mail-In Voting, & Results of the 2020 Election

College Debt, Defunding the Police, and Improving Democracy: Highlights from our Candidate Forum

In this episode, we have pulled out highlights from the Local and State Candidate Form hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement last Tuesday. We have focused on the issues of the college debt crisis, institutional racism and defunding the police, and fair and free elections. We hope that you learn a bit about these candidates and their positions on the important issues. 0:49 Candidate Introductions 7:41 College Tuition and Debt-Crisis 15:30 Improving Internet in Whatcom County 18:14 Institutional Racism, Biases, and Defunding the Police 33:20 Improving Elections and Democracy in Washington Our Youtube with the Full Candidate Forum ASWWU OCE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoeaqhNqa5LNB6TS-VIv68Q ------ Participating Candidates Lieutenant Governor: Marko Liias Whatcom Public Utilities Commissioner (District 1): Christine Grant and Jeffrey McClure WA Legislative State Rep (District 40 - Position 2, District 42 - Position 1 & 2): Alex Ramel, Russ Dzialo, Sharon Shewmake, and Alicia Rule WA Supreme Court Justice (Position 3 & 6) Dave Larson, Raquel Montoya-Lewis, and Richard Serns US Congressional Representative (District 1 & 2): Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, and Timothy Hazelo Whatcom Superior Court Judge (Position 2 & 4): Evan Jones, James Erb, David Freeman, and Jim Nelson WA Secretary of State: Kim Wyman and Gael Tarleton WA Governor: Jay Inslee --------------------------------- For the full list of candidates for every position on the ballot, visit: https://voter.votewa.gov/genericvoterguide.aspx?e=866&c=99#/

40 minNOV 1
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College Debt, Defunding the Police, and Improving Democracy: Highlights from our Candidate Forum

Shortcomings of Suffrage: BIPOC Suppression

In this episode, Adah and Chelsea sit down to discuss the suffrage movement and how it left out BIPOC women. They cover both the historical implications of the suffrage movement, as well as the suppression of BIPOC voters and other marginalized communities that we see today. 0:20 History of Suffrage 2:02 BIPOC Suffragists 3:14 Who Wasn't Included in Suffrage? 3:52 BIPOC Rights to Vote 6:48 Literacy Tests, Voter ID Laws, Addresses, and Poll Taxes 8:13 More About Literacy Tests 10:25 More About Poll Taxes 11:16 Suppressing Indigenous Voters 12:10 Working-Class Voters 13:38 Harris County Voter Suppression 15:41 Benefits of Mail-In Voting 17:15 BIPOC Women ----- Resources History of Suffrage https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/17/us/suffrage-movement-photos-history.html Barriers to Voting in the US https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/barriers-to-voting-in-the-us/ Texas and Harris County https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-reduces-mail-in-ballot-drop-off-locations-2020-election/ Voters sue Texas governor over ballot drop box limit Indigenous Voter Barriers https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/vote-overcoming-barriers-for-native-american-voters/ https://www.npr.org/2016/10/11/497563881/native-americans-face-unique-barriers-to-voting Voter Suppression Black Voters https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/poll-prri-voter-suppression/565355/ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/17/us/suffrage-movement-photos-history.html

21 minOCT 27
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Shortcomings of Suffrage: BIPOC Suppression

What's on the Washington State Ballot?

In this episode Nathalie, Chelsea, and Anna Corinne discuss the Washington State ballot, focusing on the positions and measures on the ballot specific to Washington and Whatcom County. Filling out the Ballot 1:20 Federal Positions 2:10 Statewide Positions 3:52 Legislative Positions 8:30 Judicial Positions 10:50 County Commissioner 12:30 Ballot Initiatives 13:10 Dates, Deadlines, and Other Info 17:55 ------- Resources All County Voter Guide https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters-guide/2020/2020-general-election-voters-guide.aspx Whatcom Voter Guide https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/voters-guide/2020/--ed29whatcom.pdf Register to Vote/ Update Address http://vote.wa.gov/ Voter Engagement Center at WWU https://www.facebook.com/events/732251403993484 Referendum 90 Resources and Information Bill Information: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5395&Initiative=false&Year=2019 OSPI Curriculum Information: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/sexual-health-education Advisory Vote No. 32 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5323&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Advisory Vote No. 33 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5628&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Advisory Vote No. 34 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6492&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Advisory Vote No. 35 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6690&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8212&Initiative=false&Year=2019

21 minOCT 20
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What's on the Washington State Ballot?

Felonies, List Purging, and Other Forms of Voter Suppression

In this episode, Jude and Adah sit down to discuss voter suppression, covering registration restrictions, felonies, list purging, and voter ID laws. They also touch on the highly talked about mail-in ballots and whether there is potential for widespread fraud in this upcoming election. 1:45 Adah's Experience Registering to Vote 3:55 Voter ID Laws 5:35 Mail-in Ballots and 1840 Voting Attacks 8:02 Right to Vote 9:40 Voter Suppression 10:08 Voter ID Restrictions 13:55 Voter Registration Restrictions 16:18 Felonies and Voter Suppression 19:30 List Purging 25:40 What Can I Do? - a call to action Additional Resources Voter Purges https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/Report_Purges_Growing_Threat.pdf Blocking Voter Suppression https://www.aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/block-the-vote-voter-suppression-in-2020/ Election Laws in Washington State https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/election_laws.aspx Rates of Fraud- Mail-in Ballots https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/06/02/low-rates-of-fraud-in-vote-by-mail-states-show-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks/ More About Mail-in Voting https://www.nytimes.com/article/fact-checking-mail-in-voting.html

28 minOCT 6
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Felonies, List Purging, and Other Forms of Voter Suppression

Past Voter Turnout and the 2020 Election

In this podcast, Nathalie, Chelsea and Jude talk about what their experience with voting was like growing up and also touch on the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They also discuss voter turnout and make predictions for voter turnout in the upcoming election. Special thanks to Eva Sáuve for our intro music! Topics Covered 0:50 The Importance of Studying Voter Turnout 2:15 Who Votes and Who Doesn't? 5:53 Why is Voter Turnout So Low? 12:27 What Increases Voter Turnout? 18:00 Voter Turnout Predictions in This Election Additional Sources MIT Election Data: Voter Turnout https://electionlab.mit.edu/research/voter-turnout Men and Women Voter Turnout https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/18/men-and-women-in-the-u-s-continue-to-differ-in-voter-turnout-rate-party-identification/ Midterm Voter Turnout https://www.npr.org/2018/11/08/665197690/a-boatload-of-ballots-midterm-voter-turnout-hit-50-year-high Wisconsin Primary High Voter Turnout https://www.washingtonpost.com/po...

28 minSEP 29
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Past Voter Turnout and the 2020 Election

Welcome to Our Executive Order!

This podcast is an honest space to discuss the role of our students in the U.S. political system and the historical and current nature how that system works in the United States. We go into the two AS offices that came together to create this podcast: the Office of Civic Engagement and the Ethnic Student Center and we meet our show hosts! Transcript coming soon!

6 minSEP 22
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Latest Episodes

Veteran Experiences, Resources & Military Recruitment

In this episode, Nathalie and Adah sit down to discuss veteran experiences on university campuses, military recruitment, and the ways that Western aims to connect with and support veteran students. ----------- 0:33 Veteran Experiences on Campus & Common Struggles 4:10 Adah's Experience 6:09 Military Recruitment 12:43 Resources on Western's Campus 15:55 Nathalie's Experience Working w a Veteran ------------ Resources for Veterans Western's Veteran's Outreach Center https://as.wwu.edu/sairc/voc/ Western's Veteran's Services VSO https://wp.wwu.edu/veteranservices/ Western's SAIRC https://as.wwu.edu/sairc/ Bambi Lewis- AS Veterans Community Coordinator // as.veterans@wwu.edu

19 min6 d ago
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Veteran Experiences, Resources & Military Recruitment

The Electoral College, Mail-In Voting, & Results of the 2020 Election

In this episode, Adah and Anna Corinne explain the electoral college and how it works. They also discuss the unprecedented 2020 election, controversey surrounding mail-in ballots, as well as national and statewide election results. ------- Topics Discussed: 0:19 What is the Electoral College? & How Does it Work? 3:33 Increased Mail-In Ballots 8:04 Controversey and Court Cases 12:14 Battleground States 15:20 Washington State Results ------- Resources What is the Electoral College? https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-the-electoral-college_n_2078970 Mail-in Voting Information https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/501577-heres-where-your-state-stands-on-mail-in-voting#:~:text=Five%20states%20%E2%80%94%20Colorado%2C%20Hawaii%2C%20Oregon%2C%20Washington%20and,mail%20also%20comes%20at%20a%20cost%20for%20states https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/politics/mail-in-voting/ https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/map-states-accept-mailed-ballots-after-election-day-n1246044 Trump Campaign Court Cases https://www.ktvu.com/news/trump-campaign-strategy-shifts-from-getting-votes-to-filing-lawsuits NY Times Election Results https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/03/us/elections/results-president.html Whatcom County Election Results https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20201103/whatcom/ Washington State Election Results https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20201103/ Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Speech- Saturday Nov. 7th Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Full Victory Speeches | WSJ

19 min2 w ago
Comments
The Electoral College, Mail-In Voting, & Results of the 2020 Election

College Debt, Defunding the Police, and Improving Democracy: Highlights from our Candidate Forum

In this episode, we have pulled out highlights from the Local and State Candidate Form hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement last Tuesday. We have focused on the issues of the college debt crisis, institutional racism and defunding the police, and fair and free elections. We hope that you learn a bit about these candidates and their positions on the important issues. 0:49 Candidate Introductions 7:41 College Tuition and Debt-Crisis 15:30 Improving Internet in Whatcom County 18:14 Institutional Racism, Biases, and Defunding the Police 33:20 Improving Elections and Democracy in Washington Our Youtube with the Full Candidate Forum ASWWU OCE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoeaqhNqa5LNB6TS-VIv68Q ------ Participating Candidates Lieutenant Governor: Marko Liias Whatcom Public Utilities Commissioner (District 1): Christine Grant and Jeffrey McClure WA Legislative State Rep (District 40 - Position 2, District 42 - Position 1 & 2): Alex Ramel, Russ Dzialo, Sharon Shewmake, and Alicia Rule WA Supreme Court Justice (Position 3 & 6) Dave Larson, Raquel Montoya-Lewis, and Richard Serns US Congressional Representative (District 1 & 2): Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, and Timothy Hazelo Whatcom Superior Court Judge (Position 2 & 4): Evan Jones, James Erb, David Freeman, and Jim Nelson WA Secretary of State: Kim Wyman and Gael Tarleton WA Governor: Jay Inslee --------------------------------- For the full list of candidates for every position on the ballot, visit: https://voter.votewa.gov/genericvoterguide.aspx?e=866&c=99#/

40 minNOV 1
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College Debt, Defunding the Police, and Improving Democracy: Highlights from our Candidate Forum

Shortcomings of Suffrage: BIPOC Suppression

In this episode, Adah and Chelsea sit down to discuss the suffrage movement and how it left out BIPOC women. They cover both the historical implications of the suffrage movement, as well as the suppression of BIPOC voters and other marginalized communities that we see today. 0:20 History of Suffrage 2:02 BIPOC Suffragists 3:14 Who Wasn't Included in Suffrage? 3:52 BIPOC Rights to Vote 6:48 Literacy Tests, Voter ID Laws, Addresses, and Poll Taxes 8:13 More About Literacy Tests 10:25 More About Poll Taxes 11:16 Suppressing Indigenous Voters 12:10 Working-Class Voters 13:38 Harris County Voter Suppression 15:41 Benefits of Mail-In Voting 17:15 BIPOC Women ----- Resources History of Suffrage https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/17/us/suffrage-movement-photos-history.html Barriers to Voting in the US https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/barriers-to-voting-in-the-us/ Texas and Harris County https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-reduces-mail-in-ballot-drop-off-locations-2020-election/ Voters sue Texas governor over ballot drop box limit Indigenous Voter Barriers https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/vote-overcoming-barriers-for-native-american-voters/ https://www.npr.org/2016/10/11/497563881/native-americans-face-unique-barriers-to-voting Voter Suppression Black Voters https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/poll-prri-voter-suppression/565355/ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/17/us/suffrage-movement-photos-history.html

21 minOCT 27
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Shortcomings of Suffrage: BIPOC Suppression

What's on the Washington State Ballot?

In this episode Nathalie, Chelsea, and Anna Corinne discuss the Washington State ballot, focusing on the positions and measures on the ballot specific to Washington and Whatcom County. Filling out the Ballot 1:20 Federal Positions 2:10 Statewide Positions 3:52 Legislative Positions 8:30 Judicial Positions 10:50 County Commissioner 12:30 Ballot Initiatives 13:10 Dates, Deadlines, and Other Info 17:55 ------- Resources All County Voter Guide https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters-guide/2020/2020-general-election-voters-guide.aspx Whatcom Voter Guide https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/voters-guide/2020/--ed29whatcom.pdf Register to Vote/ Update Address http://vote.wa.gov/ Voter Engagement Center at WWU https://www.facebook.com/events/732251403993484 Referendum 90 Resources and Information Bill Information: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5395&Initiative=false&Year=2019 OSPI Curriculum Information: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/sexual-health-education Advisory Vote No. 32 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5323&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Advisory Vote No. 33 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5628&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Advisory Vote No. 34 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6492&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Advisory Vote No. 35 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6690&Initiative=false&Year=2019 Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8212&Initiative=false&Year=2019

21 minOCT 20
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What's on the Washington State Ballot?

Felonies, List Purging, and Other Forms of Voter Suppression

In this episode, Jude and Adah sit down to discuss voter suppression, covering registration restrictions, felonies, list purging, and voter ID laws. They also touch on the highly talked about mail-in ballots and whether there is potential for widespread fraud in this upcoming election. 1:45 Adah's Experience Registering to Vote 3:55 Voter ID Laws 5:35 Mail-in Ballots and 1840 Voting Attacks 8:02 Right to Vote 9:40 Voter Suppression 10:08 Voter ID Restrictions 13:55 Voter Registration Restrictions 16:18 Felonies and Voter Suppression 19:30 List Purging 25:40 What Can I Do? - a call to action Additional Resources Voter Purges https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/Report_Purges_Growing_Threat.pdf Blocking Voter Suppression https://www.aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/block-the-vote-voter-suppression-in-2020/ Election Laws in Washington State https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/election_laws.aspx Rates of Fraud- Mail-in Ballots https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/06/02/low-rates-of-fraud-in-vote-by-mail-states-show-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks/ More About Mail-in Voting https://www.nytimes.com/article/fact-checking-mail-in-voting.html

28 minOCT 6
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Felonies, List Purging, and Other Forms of Voter Suppression

Past Voter Turnout and the 2020 Election

In this podcast, Nathalie, Chelsea and Jude talk about what their experience with voting was like growing up and also touch on the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They also discuss voter turnout and make predictions for voter turnout in the upcoming election. Special thanks to Eva Sáuve for our intro music! Topics Covered 0:50 The Importance of Studying Voter Turnout 2:15 Who Votes and Who Doesn't? 5:53 Why is Voter Turnout So Low? 12:27 What Increases Voter Turnout? 18:00 Voter Turnout Predictions in This Election Additional Sources MIT Election Data: Voter Turnout https://electionlab.mit.edu/research/voter-turnout Men and Women Voter Turnout https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/18/men-and-women-in-the-u-s-continue-to-differ-in-voter-turnout-rate-party-identification/ Midterm Voter Turnout https://www.npr.org/2018/11/08/665197690/a-boatload-of-ballots-midterm-voter-turnout-hit-50-year-high Wisconsin Primary High Voter Turnout https://www.washingtonpost.com/po...

28 minSEP 29
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Past Voter Turnout and the 2020 Election

Welcome to Our Executive Order!

This podcast is an honest space to discuss the role of our students in the U.S. political system and the historical and current nature how that system works in the United States. We go into the two AS offices that came together to create this podcast: the Office of Civic Engagement and the Ethnic Student Center and we meet our show hosts! Transcript coming soon!

6 minSEP 22
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Welcome to Our Executive Order!
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