As she stood at the podium, Gena Gunn McClendon considered the moment. “We’re here to learn. We’re here to teach,” she told those gathered on Saturday, May 8. McClendon, director of the Voter Access and Engagement Initiative with the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University, leads research to identify voting […]
Sherraden, M. (2021, January). Two extraordinary days for race and electoral democracy in America (CSD Perspective No. 21-02). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/mmj5-zh97
Dozens of Brown School students, staff and faculty volunteered at polls across the St. Louis region November 3, helping voters to cast their ballots in what would turn out to be the largest vote total in U.S. history and the highest turnout rate since 1900.
October 19, 2020 and October 24, 2020, Virtual Training
On September 22, Gena McClendon, Cori Bush, Tishaura Jones, and others gathered for the John Lewis “Good Trouble” March to the Ballot Box.
January 12, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Virtual Webinar
September 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m., 11 N. 4th St., St. Louis, Missouri 63102
September 15, 2020 and September 16, 2020, Virtual Conference
June 30, 2020, 12:00 p.m., Webinar
With the presidential election looming this year, voting is as important as ever. For Black History Month, Gena Gunn McClendon, director of CSD’s Voter Access and Engagement initiative, participated in numerous events to discuss voter suppression and the crucial importance of the black vote.
For her work, Dr. Gena Gunn McClendon has been honored with the Ambassador Andrew J. Young Award for Outstanding Ethics, Service, and Commitment to Family and Community.
Abramovitz, M., Sherraden, M. S., Hill, K., Rhodes Smith, T., Lewis, B., & Mizrahi, T. (2019). Voting Is Social Work: Voices from the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(4), 626–644. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2019.1656690
Research from the Center for Social Development shows that where voters live can influence their ability to vote. “In volunteering at the polls, I noticed that equipment malfunctions and other issues seemed relatively common at some sites, explained Gena Gunn McClendon, director of CSD’s Voter Access and Engagement initiative and a co-author of “Will I […]
McClendon, G. G., Pitzer, K., Sherraden, M., & Aguilar, A. (with Lieberman, D.). (2019). Will I be able to cast my ballot? Race, income, and voting access on Election Day (CSD Research Report No. 19-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/y86s-7q32
Aguilar, A., McClendon, G. G., Sherraden, M., & Pitzer, K. A. (2019, September). Race, income, and voting access on Election Day (CSD Fact Sheet No. 19-37). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/6dnr-0d17
On September 12 at the Brown School, representatives from regional universities, Missouri and Illinois election board members and community organizations convened for the second Campus and Community Voter Engagement Summit. “The summit presented opportunities for key stakeholders to have a dialogue about the significance of strategies that promote student participation in voting and the importance […]
October 1, 2019, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., Saint Louis Galleria, 1155 Galleria St. Louis, MO 63117
Awareness about voter suppression is gaining momentum, in part through screenings of “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.” Building on a positive response to the first screening on Washington University’s campus, the Center for Social Development’s Voter Access and Engagement (VAE) project collaborated with community partners to host a second screening on August 3, 2019 at […]
More than 100 guests turned out Wednesday afternoon for a screening of the documentary “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.” “Voter suppression is wrong, and it’s real,” Mac Heller, the documentary’s executive producer, said before the show. The event at the Brown School was a joint effort between the Voter Access and Engagement (VAE) initiative and […]
August, 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon, 24:1 Cinema, 6755 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63133
May 22, 2019, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
The Center for Social Development’s Voter Access and Engagement initiative trained and dispatched 38 researchers to 20 polling places in St. Louis City and County on Election Day, November 6.
In St. Louis and St. Louis County, voter registration and voting are lower in ZIP codes with more black residents, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
McClendon, G. G., Pitzer, K. A., & Tolani, A. T. (2018, October). Incomplete democracy: The relationship of race, income, and education to voter participation (CSD Research Brief No. 18-41). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. doi:10.7936/wbvn-1744
About 50 people participated in Election Protection training on October 23 at the Brown School. Denise Lieberman, senior attorney and co-program director for the Voter Protection Program at the Advancement Project, led the nonpartisan training to prepare volunteers for the November 6 election. She also updated them on a new change in Missouri election law. […]
October 23, 2018, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University in St. Louis
September 25, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Harris-Stowe State University
Representatives from St. Louis universities and community organizations gathered for the first Campus and Community Voter Engagement Summit, on August 9 at the Brown School.
June 30, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Schlafly Library, 225 N. Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
June 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mission STL, 3108 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63107
Please join us for the event Black Wealth, Black Health: The Power of the Black Vote, from 2-4 p.m. June 30 at Schlafly Library, 225 N. Euclid Ave.
Voter Access and Engagement is a nonpartisan partnership that connects public, nonprofit and private-sector organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.