Making Every Vote Count

Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) worked hard to make sure that every Pace student who wanted to have their voice heard was able to do so during Election 2020. In addition to hosting 21 virtual events about Election 2020, the Center held voter registration presentations for every athletics team, and individually supported 250+ students in registering to vote by the October 9 New York State deadline. This represented a significant increase over previous years, and included 100% of the Men’s Basketball team.

Through its partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, CCAR was also able to keep Pace students informed about the ins-and-outs of voting, enable students to request absentee ballots, find their polling place, and much more.

Actor Richard SchiffIn addition to CCAR’s comprehensive efforts, Pace’s Alumni Relations organized a unique event featuring Emmy Award-winning actor and political activist (and Pace dad) Richard Schiff—who you may also know as Toby Ziegler, White House communications director in the hit political drama The West Wing. On October 20, Schiff spoke with President Krislov about his real-life interest in politics, the tangible cultural currency of The West Wing, and contemporary examples of life imitating art.