MCC encourages voter registration and engagement in the democratic process

MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 2, 2020 -- As the November 2020 election draws near, Mesa Community College is putting forth every effort to engage with its student population and the community about the importance of voter participation. Voting Engagement at MCC

The college’s new voter engagement website,, provides access to resources encouraging voter registration, important dates in the election cycle and non-partisan voter engagement tools.

As part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, the college and its Center for Community & Civic Engagement developed a 2020 Campus Democratic Engagement Action Plan. The plan reaffirms MCC’s commitment to serve the community and prepare students to become engaged civic leaders. Strategic pathways are designed to increase student participation in local, state and federal activities supporting democracy.

“It is such an important time to help educate and engage our students in our democracy,” said Duane Oakes, director of MCC’s Center for Community & Civic Engagement. “We all need to be involved in our Democratic process and we need to learn how we can become engaged citizens.”


Media Contact: Dawn Zimmer,, 480-461-7892

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs online, at its two campuses, the Mesa Downtown Center and additional locations. Through the implementation of Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services, MCC is transforming ways it champions student success; college completion, university transfer and career attainment for all students. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution. The diverse student body includes more than 400 international students representing over 60 countries. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training to empower MCC students to compete locally and globally. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, MCC is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Learn more at

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Friday, October 2, 2020