Get Politically Engaged with PEP

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Galloway, N.J. - The presidential election is coming up and Stockton’s American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project (ADP/PEP) has a full season of virtual and a few in person events.

The group began the semester on National Voter Registration Day with a voter registration drive outside in Independence Plaza.

claire abernathy vote mask“Throughout this election, we'll be maintaining up-to-date information about the election and how you can participate on our ADP/PEP website,” said Assistant Professor of Political Science Claire Abernathy, who coordinates the ADP/PEP and wore a mask with the word VOTE. “We encourage students and entire classes to participate.”

Following are the scheduled events:

Debate and Election Watch Parties on Zoom.

 Participants can use the chat to "Ask a Political Scientist" questions you have during the debate and play presidential trivia during the commercial breaks. This year’s debates will take place from 9-10:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

We’ll also host a Zoom Election Day results watch party on Tuesday 11/3 ( 

The site also has information on

Election 2020 with ADP/PEP

  • Visit Election 2020 Hub to learn about what’s on the ballot this fall, track the Electoral College, and find non-partisan opportunities to get involved.
  • Visit the voter registration in New Jersey page to learn how to confirm your registration status or register to vote in New Jersey. 
  • Visit the options for voting in New Jersey page to find information about our primarily vote-by-mail election this fall. Our page includes helpful information about how to fill out your mail-in ballot correctly, how to return your mail-in ballot, and how to track your mail-in ballot.

Several other events are also scheduled:

Protesting and Civic Engagement: Students’ Lessons from the Streets: 

Wednesday 10/21 - 12:40-2 p.m.

In this Zoom panel discussion, we’ll talk to Stockton student leaders who have led recent protests for racial justice about their experience and Stockton faculty will share research about this summer’s political activism.

Panelists: Danielle Combs, Michael Killebrew, Irenonsen Eigbe, Dr. Lauren Balasco (POLS), and Dr. Nusret Sahin (CRIM)

Please register in advance to join us for the Protesting and Civic Engagement Zoom panel discussion here:

Reflecting on 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act  

ADP/PEP, the Disability Studies Minor and the Office of Residence Life are hosting three events in November that focus on the advocacy and activism that helped secure the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other protections for the disabled community as well as the ongoing work of disability rights activists that continues today. 

  •  Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Film Screening  

Tuesday 11/10 – 2:30-4:20p.m.

Please register in advance to join us for this Zoom screening of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution here: 

  • Panel Discussion with Disability Rights Activists

Tuesday 11/10 – 4:30-5:30p.m.

Panelists: Javier Robles, Carol Marfisi and Lydia Fecteau (General Studies)

Moderated by Priti Haria (Education)

Please register in advance to join us for this Zoom panel discussion with disability rights activists here: 

  • A Conversation with Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann

Thursday 11/12 – 12:30.-2p.m. 

Ms. Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people, advancing disability rights nationally and globally. She has been a leader and founding member of key disability rights organizations, including the Berkeley Center for Independent Living and the World Institute on Disability.In this interactive Q&A, we will hear about Ms. Heumann’s advocacy and activism and have the opportunity to learn from her example.

Please register in advance to join us for this Zoom conversation with Judy Heumann here:

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205