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2019 Fall programming

The Exhausted Majority, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.CAVEA (SSB 420)

The Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership and the Metropolitan State University of Denver Political Science Department will host The Exhausted Majority, a presentation by Stephen Hawkins. Hawkins is the co-author of the report, “The Hidden Tribes of America,” which addresses political polarization in the U.S., and claims we are actually not as politically polarized as we are led to believe.

1st Annual Colorado Student Voting Summit, October 14, 9am-2pm Tivoli 320s

Metropolitan State University of Denver, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, AASCU’s The American Democracy Project, and the Campus Election Engagement Project have joined forces to bring colleges and universities across Colorado together to learn and connect on nonpartisan democratic engagement with a focus on student voting. 

While individuals are welcome to attend, we encourage campuses to send a team including student leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators to develop a campus action plan institutionalizing nonpartisan democratic engagement.

Campus teams and representatives will: 

  • Reflect on democratic engagement efforts of their own and other campuses; 
  • Gain practical knowledge on how to institutionalize nonpartisan democratic engagement efforts;
  • Learn about the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) at Tufts University and how to participate and receive campus voter engagement data; and 
  • Have the opportunity to develop or update a campus democratic engagement action plan. 

We encourage campuses to bring diverse stakeholder from their democratic engagement planning team and campus to attend the Summit together.  

Register for this free event here (lunch included)



Help encourage voting and civic engagement in the Fall 2019 Colorado Statewide Election

Did you know MSU Denver students had a 12.9% higher voter participation rate in 2018 than the 2014 midterm election?  Let’s ROCK this momentum into the 2019 Colorado Statewide election happening this year. Local ballots will vary by county and may include mayoral races, candidates for local school board, referred questions to the city charter, and statewide initiatives Propositions CC and DD.    


We are looking for teams of Roadrunners to encourage voting and civic engagement this month.     

Golf Cart and Button Team:

Help spread the election spirit as a promotional team of 3-4 students/staff/faculty.  Most of the time this will occur with the Roadrunners Rock the Vote decked out golf cart. 

Shifts begin Monday, October 21st and continue through Thursday the 31st

Sign-up for a two-hour slot at

 Office and Classroom Enthusiasm

We have buttons and information to share within offices and department.  Contact to request a bag of supplies for your office or class.   

 This is a joint effort of many departments on campus through the American Democracy Project committee.  For more information contact MSU Denver Student Activities at 303-615-0606 or


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