Politics

What a Missouri state senate bill’s proposed protest restrictions mean for WU students

A bill in the Missouri state senate that would place new restrictions and penalties on protestors could impact WU activists if passed.

| Senior News Editor

‘Knock the socks off that guy at the ballot box’: WU alumni launch anti-Hawley PAC

A group of University alumni has created a political action committee (PAC) aimed at defeating Senator Josh Hawley in his potential 2024 re-election bid.

| Associate Editor

‘Clearly grounds to impeach’: 8 WU political scientists sign open letter calling for Trump’s removal, condemn Hawley

Eight Washington University political scientists signed an open letter calling for the removal of President Donald Trump either through impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment due to his refusal to accept legitimate election results and incitement of violence at the United States Capitol last week.

| Senior Editor

WU students use new streamlined process to cast votes at the Athletic Complex, as Republicans maintain hold on Missouri

A streamlined voting process enabled a smooth Election Day for on-campus Washington University undergraduate voters, as Republicans swept Missouri’s elections and won a swing House district just west of the University.

and | Senior News Editors

Half of WU students voted in 2016. Turnout this year may look different.

Just 52.5% of eligible students voted in 2016 and 41.8% in 2018, but as students head to the polls today, there is optimism that student voter turnout will increase from past years to meet WashU Votes’ goal of 62.5%.

| Associate Editor

College Republicans, Democrats work to excite and engage students ahead of November election

There is no shortage of political opportunities this fall, and the College Republicans and College Democrats are taking full advantage of this to engage students with local and national campaigns.

Grace Kennard | Staff Reporter

WUGWU endorses Bernie Sanders for president

The Washington University Graduate Workers Union (WUGWU) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential election.

Em McPhie | News Editor

Student groups begin to organize for Democratic candidates

In preparation for the 2020 Democratic primaries, Washington University students are starting to organize in support of the various candidates.

| News Editor

‘I’m not surprised’: WU students react to Trump’s acquittal

Following the news that the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump of both Articles of Impeachment, finding him not guilty on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, members of the Washington University community reacted with mixed feelings.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Reporter

College Democrats, Gephardt Institute introduce targeted efforts to maintain student political engagement

College Democrats and the Gephardt Institute have ramped up efforts to maintain high political engagement within the student body as the March 10 Democratic primaries and the November presidential election approach.

| Senior News Editor

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