When it comes to organizing, cooperation is the name of the game and CEEP Fellows Hieu Van Le and Kevin Wong did a masterful job at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The team organized across the campus working with the Service Learning program and coordinating with #UNLVolunteers. In addition to CEEP, they involved and a host of other organizations among them the Nevada Conservation League, Human Rights Campaign and #When we all vote.
Hieu and Kevin were a continuing presence at UNLV throughout the electoral season despite other responsibilities including working jobs and participating in the UNLV debate society. They coordinated events and tabling and used the podium at other campus events to drive students to their tables.
But the big event was the UNLV block party designed to bring visibility to the early voting site on campus November 1. They coordinated campus food trucks, fun games, music – with a local radio DJ, face painting and a photo contest, and got prize donations from the campus bookstore. There were booths and displays including CEEP’s banner sized candidate guide which drew folks in and helped them in their voting choices. Way to go UNLV! Check out their video below that celebrates the work they did across UNVL’s campus and partnerships they formed with other voter engagement organizations!