WPSD TV 6 reports over 200 voters registered in voter registration drive by the National Lawyers Guild student organization

September 21, 2020 , by Temi Adeleye | WPSD Local 6


CARBONDALE, IL — The 2020 presidential election is approaching, emphasizing the importance of voter registration. Law students in southern Illinois are working to make sure their community is ready to vote.

Law students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been stationed in front of the Carbondale Civic Center to register voters.

Saturday was the first day of their four-day All Salukis Vote voter registration event.

Dan Asonye and Andrew Jarmer are members of the law school’s student chapter of the National Lawyers' Guild. They spearheaded the event.

Asonye said it is crucial to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote and have their voices heard. "This was a really good way to do it and stay nonpartisan, and stay out of the political fray," said Asonye. "No matter who you are, where you're from, if you have the ability to vote, we're going to try and make it easier for you and that's what we're here to do. "

He and volunteer Adrianne Long are both second-year law students. They worked the second shift of the registration drive Saturday. 

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