“It’s a great thing when students take politics into their own hands and get the voice of the young and educated out there," one UNC student said. "It’s good for young people to be involved."
What Kendra Johnson, director of Equality NC, called the 'Rainbow Wave' reflects the increased representation of openly LGBTQ+ politians being elected to offices. But there is still work to be done.
The Student Public Interest Research Group's New Voter Program registered over 800,000 people across the country on National Voter Registration Day.
If you are among the group of North Carolinians not aware of the Constitutional amendments appearing on this year's ballot, here is a brief guide to what they entail, and who supports them.
"You know what they say, pride starts at home." Saturday marked Raleigh's 30th Pride festival. The event featured speaker Mandy Carter, a activist and Nobel Prize Nominee, free food and educational resources.
The lingering damage of Hurricane Florence could extend to hurt voter turnout, voting equipment, and the ability for counties to send absentee ballots.
While Millennials are one of the largest generation groups, there are still more Baby Boomers and older generations that show up to the voting polls each November. The U.S. Legislature is seeing more diversity than ever before, but it is not equal to the diversity of the population that the legislature represents. Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia suggest that political participation can have a range of positive affects for the mind, toward relationships with others and society.
Young people are voting, but they're not registering one way or the other. This might speak to the trend of anti-party politics, but experts are optimistic that this fervor will keep bringing people to the polls.
An investigative report on the university’s student organizations after the events in Charlottesville, V.A. in August 2017 found two student organizations called The Ku Klux Klan that existed in the early 1900s.