We need to do more in celebrating and promoting community college accomplishments in electoral engagement. It supports the notion of community colleges as democracy’s colleges reinforcing the importance electoral engagement for community college students and the campus’ commitment to democracy and to the community. Recognizing electoral engagement efforts can incentivize more efforts on a campus as well as inspire more participation in future efforts.
It is also a time to reflect on the efforts as a way to inform future efforts and build a sustainable and growing electoral engagement. Furthermore, working with public relations for community recognition of efforts can enhance connection, regard, and attention of campus efforts in local and social media.
- Celebration- Seek out opportunities to recognize efforts and also recognize them on campus.
- Reflection- Immediately reflect on the efforts the day after elections to inform future efforts while fresh.
- Wash, Rinse, and Repeat- Turn electoral engagement into a habit.
Additionally, submit results for recognition in national projects and initiatives like the following: