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Upcoming Events

10/19/21: TCNJ Ballot Bowl Pledge-to-Vote Day – Join us on TCNJ Ballot Bowl Pledge-to-Vote Day by taking the pledge on the ALL IN website and viewing the TCNJ Ballot Bowl video on the TCNJ Leadership Instagram. Share your pledge by using #tcnjvotes!

10/26/21: Vote Early & Mail-In Voter Celebration Day – Join us for the Vote Early & Mail-In Voter Celebration Day by sharing your voting story using #tcnjvotes! Be sure to follow state laws and do not share any pictures of completed ballots or pictures of votes in the voting booth. Share your voting story by using #tcnjvotes!

11/2/21: Election Day – Walk to the polls! For those registered to vote locally, join student leaders in walking to the polls on Election Day! Be sure to follow state laws and do not share any pictures of completed ballots or pictures of votes in the voting booth. Share your voting story by using #tcnjvotes!

Mental Health Services: Visit the Mental Health Services website for updates on their provided services.
Recorded Events: The TCNJ Department of Political Science’s Politics Forum presents analytical and/or empirical research concerning political power, institutions and choices. Students and faculty from diverse departments join to learn and comment on the presenter’s current research projects, which may be in completed or just in beginning phases. View the Politics Forum Recordings Here

Past Events

(PAST) 9/17/21 @ 12:30 PM: Celebrate Constitution Day with Politics Forum! – Hosted by the Political Science Department. Andrew J. B. Fagal, Ph.D., Associate Editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson and Craig Hollander, Ph.D., Associate Professor, TCNJ History Department, will present “’A Terror to Others’: Thomas Jefferson, the Constitution, and the Suppression of the Slave Trade Before 1808” on Zoom.

In 1787, the framers of the Constitution struck a bargain to prevent the new federal government from abolishing the transatlantic slave trade until 1808. However, in the two decades following the adoption of the Constitution, there were a number of attempts to limit American participation in the traffic. The Jefferson administration seemed especially willing to push the limits of the Constitutional ban in order to suppress the slave trade. But the administration’s legal and political actions backfired, triggering a massive resurgence of the slave trade to the United States.

(PAST) 9/28/21 @ 12:30 PM: Voting in NJ with NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way on National Voter Registration Day – Join us for the TCNJ Votes “Voting in NJ” virtual event with NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way and President Foster on National Voter Registration Day to learn about the importance of voting, how to vote in NJ and have the opportunity to ask questions about voter engagement.

Click here for the recording of the event. 

(PAST) 10/5/21 @ 12:30 PM: Voter Education Week: Importance of Knowing Your Local Representatives & Voting in Local Elections – Join us for the TCNJ Votes “Importance of Knowing Your Local Representatives & Voting in Local Elections” virtual event with Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, and President Foster during Voter Education Week to learn about the the role of local representatives, the importance of voting in local elections and have the opportunity to ask questions to our panelists.

Click here for the recording of the event.

(PAST) 10/8/21 @ 11:00 AM: Voter Education Week: Civically Engaged Alumni Panel – Join us for the TCNJ Votes “Civically Engaged Alumni Panel” virtual event with TCNJ Alumni and President Foster who are civically involved in a variety of ways, as part of the Voter Engagement Week and the TCNJ Leadership Conference, to learn about how you can get involved now and after you graduate politics, policy, and grassroots efforts.

Click here for the recording of the event. (Passcode: ?5&tvU36)

(PAST) 10/8/21 @ 12:30 PM: Voter Education Week: Leadership Live – Join us for the monthly Leadership Live Instagram event where President Foster and President of Student Government, Roshni Raji, will discuss the importance of college students being civically engaged and how they, as campus leaders, approach civic engagement. Instagram: @tcnjleadership

(PAST) 9/26 @ 4:00PM: Congressional District 7 –  House of Representatives Candidate Forum
View the Recording Here

(PAST) 9/29 @ 9:00 PM: Presidential Debate
Many outlets are streaming the debate live, including C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, and NPR.

(PAST) 10/7 @ 9:00 PM: Vice Presidential Debate
Many outlets are streaming the debate live, including C-SPAN and ABC.

(PAST) 10/15 @ 8:00 PM: Joe Biden Town Hall – ABC News will host a town hall with Joe Biden anchored by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(PAST) 10/15 @ 8:00 PM: Donald Trump Town Hall – NBC News will host a town hall with Donald Trump anchored by Savannah Guthrie in Miami, Florida.

(PAST) 10/22 @ 5:30 to 7:30 PM: “Get out the Vote” Text Bank Party
This virtual event will be non-partisan, hosted by Open Progress and partnering with vote.org, to target young voters to show up to vote! The event includes a Zoom orientation and then using TextOut and Slack to support the Text Banking with a training at 5:30 PM. RSVP: https://forms.gle/j5qXEzMQ7D7nyABb7
Create a TextOut account with Open Progress: https://bit.ly/Join-Turnout-Troop
For more information about the “Get our the Vote” Text Bank Party, click here.
(PAST) 11/10 @ 12:30 PM: The TCNJ Department of Political Science Politics Forum hosts Dr. Dan Bowen (Chair, TCNJ Department of Political Science) as he presents “Making Sense of the 2020 Presidential Election” November 10 at 12:30 pm on Zoom. Register here: https://tcnj.zoom.us/webinar/register/8916031301619/WN_ZPbyMstuS62bjbquCKoE4Q