Hunter President Jennifer Raab ’73 Encourages Students to Vote

by | Oct 27, 2020 | Brick Prison and Beyond

President Raab wrote an Op-Ed piece in the NY Daily News about the importance of voting. She cited the inspirational story of Bea Lumpkin, a 1939 graduate of Hunter College who, at 102 years of age, created her own hazmat suit in order to drop her absentee ballot into a nearby mailbox. Lumpkin, like many others, feels that the 2020 election is among the most important of her lifetime.

“Whatever side of the political spectrum you identify with,” Raab wrote, “this much should be true: If this woman can risk her very life to vote at age 102, every student can vote as if their own lives depended on it.” Read the article

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