APSA’s RAISE the Vote campaign features blog posts focused on some of the Super Tuesday states to help faculty and students understand what’s happening around the country. Some of the posts provide specific information about key issues and processes in each state. Others describe examples of what campuses in Super Tuesday states are doing to prepare for these and future elections. We encourage you to share these resources with your students and colleagues!
- Alabama: “2020 Election in Alabama: What is at Stake, What to Expect?” by Professor Regina Wagner (University of Alabama)
- Arkansas: “Civics in the Lion’s Den: How the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Promotes Civic Engagement on Campus” by Professor Williams Yamkam (University of Arkansas – Fort Smith)
- Colorado: “Party Raiding, Winnowing, and Timing” by Professor Seth Masket (University of Denver)
- Minnesota: “Presidential Primaries and the Caucus/Convention System in Minnesota, 2020” by Professor Tony Hill (Franklin Pierce University)
- North Carolina: “A Primer to the Super Primary in North Carolina” by Professor Jacob Smith (Duke University)
- Oklahoma: “Registration, Education, and Mobilization: Galvanizing the Oklahoma Student Vote in 2020” by Natalie Bayer and Destinee Dickson, students at the University of Oklahoma
- Tennessee: “Civic Engagement as Critical Pedagogy at Middle Tennessee State University” by Professor Sekou Franklin (Middle Tennessee State University)
- Texas: “How I Prepare My Students for the Texas Primaries & Conventions” by Professor Juan “Carlos” Huerta (Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi)
- Utah: “Utah’s 2020 Presidential Primary” by Professor Matthew Burbank (University of Utah)
- Virginia: “Virginia: A Key State to Watch During Super Tuesday” by Professor Marty Cohen (James Madison University)
APSA introduced the RAISE the Vote campaign, where RAISE stands for “Resources to Amplify and Increase Student Engagement,” in November 2019 with the goal of increasing college student registration, voting, and civic engagement by outlining best practices that faculty can use in the classroom and on-campus to encourage student engagement and by highlighting the research, teaching, and service that political scientists are undertaking as relates to civic engagement and voting.
More information about the campaign, including recent blog posts and articles, and instructions for how to contribute a blog post to the campaign, can be found on the RAISE the Vote website.