OXY Votes: New Resources Added!
With information on voter registration, candidate positions, and the CA Propositions, OXY Votes now as a couple of new fact-checking sites for you to explore.
As you may have seen, over the summer, folks from the Office of Community Engagement and the Oxy Elements Leadership Program (part of OSL) have been working hard to pull together resources to help folks in the campus community prepare for election season. We know there are a lot of questions from students about registering to vote (Do I have to register in CA? What if I'm registered at home? How can I get an absentee ballot? etc.) We also hope that everyone will help educate themselves to make informed choices this November. No matter which way you lean politically, information is the key to making the right choice for you.
With that being said, you will notice various aspects of the site. We have tried to break things down and give brief explanations to make it easier to find what you need. Some sites are government run while others are non-partisan non-profits. Our latest additions were two sites that have dedicated themselves to fact-checking statements made by key folks in politics. This will hopefully help you cut through some of the spin you've heard at the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention over the past weeks. We hope they will also prove helpful as we head into the debates in October.
Check out the resources we have, and feel free to let us know if there are things you wish we had. Just email Justin Gerboc or Ella Turenne with your suggestions.