ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation

Brandeis University Student Yoni Kahn ’24 Recognized for Outstanding Civic Engagement

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Yoni Kahn ’24 selected for ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll

April 24, 2024

Brandeis University is proud to announce that Yoni Kahn, a member of the Class of 2024, has been selected for the prestigious 2024 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll. Yoni's remarkable dedication to advancing nonpartisan student voter registration, education, and turnout efforts has earned him this well-deserved recognition.

As an ENACT Your Vote Campus Engagement Student Fellow and a vital contributor to the VoteDeis Campus Coalition, Yoni has demonstrated exemplary leadership in mobilizing his peers to participate actively in the democratic process. His commitment to promoting civic engagement on campus has been instrumental in fostering an informed and empowered student body.

ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll 2024 logo graphicYoni joins a distinguished cohort of 137 college students from across the nation who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to enhancing voter engagement on their campuses, including Maia Lefferman ’25, who was selected for the 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll. These students, representing a diverse array of institutions, have played a pivotal role in empowering their peers to make their voices heard in critical elections and ballot measures.

Two students at a cafeteria table with an ENACT Your Vote Day of Action sign"Students like Yoni exemplify the power of young voices in shaping our democracy," said David Weinstein, Assistant Director of ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, Coordinator of the VoteDeis Campus Coalition at Brandeis and the coordinator of ENACT’s five-campus ENACT Your Vote initiative. “His dedication to fostering active and engaged campuses is inspiring."

Panel of speakers at Make Your Vote Count eventThis academic year, in addition to supporting ENACT Your Vote, Yoni organized "Make Your Vote Count: A Voting Rights Discussion," which was awarded an ENACT Educate and Advocate Grant. Yoni moderated a panel conversation and Q & A with Aaron Scherb, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs for Common Cause; Marisol Santiago, Policy and Organizing Director for MassVOTE; and Prof. Zachary Albert of the Brandeis University Politics Department. Yoni secured cosponsorship by a range of Brandeis organizations representing different political perspectives, including ENACT, the non-partisan VoteDeis Campus Coalition, the Brandeis University Student Union, the Brandeis Democrats, and Brandeis University Young Americans for Liberty.

Even as Yoni transitions to the Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management as a graduate student next year, he will continue as an ENACT Your Vote Campus Engagement Student Fellow, demonstrating his ongoing commitment to democratic participation.

“Whether it’s a presidential election year or one with critical state and local races on the ballot, students have a powerful role to play in fostering active and engaged campuses and getting their peers to participate in our democracy. Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is honored to celebrate 137 student leaders who model nonpartisan democratic engagement,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. “These honorees hosted candidate information sessions, created guides on polling location accessibility, registered their peers to vote and so much more. We know these students will continue to make a difference in our democracy.”

Brandeis University congratulates Yoni Kahn on this remarkable achievement and looks forward to continuing to support and celebrate student leaders who are driving positive change in our democracy.

Brandeis University has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge as a gold campus for its high voting rate, and University President Ron Liebowitz has signed the Higher Education Presidents' Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation, committing the campus to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement by working towards full student voter participation. For more information about the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and the Student Voting Honor Roll, visit here.