Lindsey Ware


UNC junior soccer forward/midfielder Rachel Jones (10) speaks at the UNC College Athletes #MarchOnMyCampus protest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. "We all have to make an effort to make a change," Jones says. "One thing we can all do now is vote. every single one of your Black teammates' lives are on the ballot in November."

UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

An athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. “These are students who have been impacted a lot by the current environment and want to use their voice, and voting is a way to do that,” said Jenn Townsend, associate director for the academic support program and the project’s main organizer.