Samantha Washington

Advocacy & Outreach

Samantha Washington

Samantha Washington is a freshman in college currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  A fifth generation Washingtonian, Samantha has always loved learning  and talking about politics. Her involvement in the political system started when she was just 10 years old, helping her parents knock on doors in the 2008 presidential campaign. As she’s gotten older, Samantha has continued her passion for politics and developed a particular interest in the role of women of color in the political system. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the city.

Posts by Samantha Washington

Courts Rule Against Discriminatory Voter ID Laws

Posted on August 11, 2016

Restrictive voter ID laws are being challenged across the country. Courts in Wisconsin and North Carolina have struck down strict requirements for what can be used as a valid form of identification at the polls. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most conservative courts in the country, also ruled that Texas’ voter ID requirements were discriminatory and ordered a lower court to come up with a provision to the law ameliorating the problem in time for the November election.

Meet the Team: Samantha Washington

Posted on July 08, 2016

Hi! I’m Samantha and this fall I’m going to be a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania where I major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and minor in Gender Studies. I’m spending my summer here at FairVote working as an intern in the Outreach and Advocacy department.

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