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This post gives you a look into a Power Vote campus campaign. It comes from Reginald Larkin at Morgan State University. It's great to see how team work, smart outreach and compelling educational events and actions can really build momentum on campus.
Power Vote at Morgan State University
by Reginald Larkin
Power Vote is in full swing at Baltimore’s Premiere Urban Institute, Morgan State University.
The students of Morgan State are taking the pledge to go green and create a greener community
both on and off campus. Dr. Oluwatosin Adegbola (affectionately called Dr. Tosin) lent four
students from her campaign class. The four students have formed the organization, Green Scene
consisting of members (Matthew Manning, Meldrick Poindexter, MJ Jansen, Karchi Opara.)
Green Scene and Power Vote have concocted a strategy where two on campus organizations will
send ten members to aid in getting students and faculty to sign the pledge. Dr. Tosin came up
with the great idea to meet students at three points on campus at the height of traffic on the yard
and get people to sign the pledge. The combined effort of the Green Scene and Power Vote has
become a coalition on Morgan’s campus that is gaining momentum daily. Last Thursday Green
Scene hosted their kickoff event an Open Mic that integrated facts about climate change. The
event proved to have a great turn out.
Green Scene is adopting the Curtis Bay situation in the harbor as our Community Outreach
project. Together we plan to aid CCAN and the Curtis Bay community in combating the
placement of burning power plant. This is the type of work that Green Scene plans to get
The Activities Fair proved to be another lucrative event as we ran out of pledges at our table and
amassed 226 pledges in one day. Next week we are auctioning off comedy show tickets to the
person who wears the most outrageous green costume to our event. While we are just getting into
full swing, Morgan State University is proving to be a great place for students to go Green and
inspire and empower the community around them.