Originally reported by The Times and Democrat

PHOTO CREDITS: Mister and Miss SC State participate in the Arc of Voter Justice Campaign on SC State’s campus.

Students gathered at South Carolina State University’s Student Plaza to take part in the National Arc of Voter Justice Campaign.

The purpose of the campaign is to bring awareness about voter suppression among the Black community and to encourage students to register to vote. The awareness campaign featured a bus tour that is scheduled to visit various historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation.

“SC State University is one of the stops that we had on our National Arc of Voter Justice. We started in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we’re going all the way down to Jacksonville, Florida,” said Daryl Jones, board chair and co-leader of the Transformative Justice Coalition. “We’re making stops, particularly in African American and Latin American areas, to encourage people to come out and vote.”

During the campaign, food trucks and vendors were set up for students to receive free food, books and merchandise. They had the opportunity to registered to vote, as well as learn more about the campaign initiative.