6:45 a.m. — I rolled up to the front door of Main at my usual hour this morning, and found that a group of students already beat me to the front steps! Sporting bright blue “Vote” T-shirts, they were heading out to neighborhoods to help get voters to the polls, and to various polling places in Washington to help ensure smooth elections today in the city. My friend Martin Trimble of the Washington Interfaith Network organized the Trinity volunteers for the polls, with the help of Dr. Shelly Tomkin and Associate Dean Barbara McCrabb.
I’m proud of these Trinity students and all who are engaged with today’s elections in D.C. and around the region. Today’s election for the District will choose our next mayor, chair of the council, and numerous councilmembers. This is a very critical election for our city; the leaders elected today will have a great impact on local education and the regional economy for years to come.
I urge all members of the campus community who are registered voters (and I hope you are!) to vote in today’s primary elections in your respective jurisdictions.