UNCF Unveils HBCU Issues Guide for Candidate Campus Visits

It’s not enough to vote; you need to be an informed voter.

UNCF has published an online guide to provide students, families, alumni, faculty and staff of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with pertinent questions to ask candidates who are running for office when they visit campuses. The guide also includes UNCF policy positions to allow users to better understand the issues impacting higher education and UNCF’s desired solutions.

The HBCU Issues Guide consists of questions about issues ranging from the Pell grant and funding in Title III of the Higher Education Act to the Historic Preservation Program and student loan repayment plans. UNCF provides an answer to each question for the user to view in order to compare and contrast the responses of the candidates running for office.

“During my time as president of UNCF, I have seen a multitude of candidates visit the campuses of HBCUs to deliver speeches to the students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO. “Oftentimes, these speeches share a candidate’s platform on issues pertaining to higher education and to seek support. Unfortunately, what I have witnessed from a number of candidates are shared policies that actually prove to be detrimental for HBCUs, their students and staff. It is because of this that I found it necessary for UNCF to produce an HBCU Issues Guide to inform others of the questions they should ask and the answers they should receive.” >> Read More

Find the guide at UNCF.org/HBCUIssuesGuide

The voices of those served by HBCUs are vital to any candidate running for any office.

Lodriguez V. Murray UNCF Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs