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CCAR’s Pace Votes Team Named Campus Team of the Year

The Center for Community Action and Research’s Pace Votes team, a group devoted to increasing voter engagement on campus, was recognized as the Campus Team of the Year at the annual award ceremony for the Andrew Goodman Foundation, Pace’s long-term voter engagement partner. On the New York City campus, CCAR registered more than 160 students to vote, helped more than 45 students apply for absentee ballots, and brought four first-time voters to the polls on Election Day.

From Civic Engagement Coursework to Lobbying in Albany

Students in Peace and Justice Studies 101 (New York City Assistant Director of CCAR Erin Mysogland’s Civic Engagement course) and CCAR student staff participated in an advocacy campaign for immigration justice. The group worked with the Dignity Not Detention Act campaign to try to convince local New York City legislators to co-sponsor a bill that would end immigration detention in New York and met with Senator Brian Kavanagh’s chief of staff. Carmen Hernandez ’26, Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science, attended a lobby day in Albany with the campaign, where she spoke with Assemblymember Charles Fall ’14, MPA, and staff from Assemblymember Grace Lee’s office.