Splash Biography

PHILIP HINKES, Junior Studying Poli-Sci

Major: Poli Sci

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am very eager to teach students about voting and civics

Past Classes

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H3918: Democracy Now! in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Every Vote Counts is a voting advocacy and engagement group at Yale. This class will be an overview of American democracy and conversation about voting in 2020, gerrymandering, the electoral college, and voter suppression, as well. Come to talk about the democracy, civic participation, and the 2020 election!

H3374: What school house rock didn't teach you about voting in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
The election of 2016 was decided by 77,000 votes, but over 100 million people did not vote. Many of these Americans chose to not vote simply because they did not care. It's hard to believe so many people don't exercise their fundamental rights. in this class, we will try to change this trend; we are going to teach kids how precious the right to vote is, how unique to our country it is, and why it is so imperative they use that right. Hopefully, we will make voting (and the class) fun for these kids.