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LMC Votes! hosts lunch and learn event on 26th Amendment

To celebrate Constitution Day, Lake Michigan College and LMC Votes! is hosting a lunch and learn event on the 26th Amendment at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Rooms 1304-1306 of the Todd Center on the Benton Harbor campus. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and listen as Dan Carrick, the District Director for Michigan Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, and Berrien County Commissioner Rayonte Bell, D-St. Joseph Township, give presentations on the importance of the youth vote as related to the 26th Amendment. The presentations will be followed by a moderated question and answer session. 

Carrick is a lifelong St. Joseph resident. His role under LaSata includes constituent casework, community outreach, and attending events, meetings, or ceremonies on behalf of the Senator. Prior to serving LaSata, Carrick was a Campaign Field Manager for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph for the 2018 election cycle where he oversaw field volunteers and on-the-ground campaign activities.   

Bell, a native of Benton Harbor, was elected to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, representing the 5th district in November 2020. He currently serves on the Personnel & Human Services Committee, as well as many other subcommittees for Berrien County. Bell also serves as a member of the Population Health Committee for Spectrum Health Lakeland, the Racial Equity Chamber of Benton Harbor, and as a Clean Water Ambassador for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. 

This lunch and learn event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tiffany Bohm at 269-927-8877 or

About LMC Votes! 
LMC Votes! is a nonpartisan, student-led organization at Lake Michigan College, recognized by the national, nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). 

Through LMC Votes!, students gain hands-on experience staffing voter registration tables, giving presentations, organizing chat forums, and keeping students informed about candidates. They also hear guest speakers, practice analyzing voter data using Statistical Analysis Software, and learn about fiscal budgeting. Because of these efforts, LMC was designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” in 2019 for work during the 2018 mid-term election, and 2021 for work during the 2020 election. 

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