FHSU strives to increase college voters

by Sophia Young
On Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary for women's voting rights, students will pledge on the Fort Hays State University campus Wednesday, Aug. 26, to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

The Women's Leadership Project and the American Democracy Project's goal is to not only to get students thinking about voting but also to get students researching the election, said WLP student coordinator Katie Dinges, Dodge City senior.

While signing pledges, students will also learn about women's suffrage and the impact of movement heroes such as Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and Helena Hill Weed.

"The Women's Leadership Project hopes to inform students more about all the work these historical women have accomplished and increase the number of college-age voters, especially women," said Dinges.

For more information, contact the WLP at 785-628-4312.

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