The Right to Vote and the Constitution

Astead Herndon

By polly burks | 9/2/2021

Florida Atlantic University presents New York Times reporter Astead Herndon with “The Right to Vote and the Constitution.”  The lecture and a panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Tickets are $20 and FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni are free with ID at or by calling 561-297-6124. Osher Lifelong Learning students can purchase tickets at

Herndon is a national politics reporter for the New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. He was an integral part of the Times political coverage in the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election. Before joining the Times in 2018, Herndon held several reporter positions at the Boston Globe, including as a national politics reporter in the Globe’s Washington office, covering the Trump White House. Herndon is from the Chicago suburbs and graduated from Marquette University.  In 2020, he was named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 media list.

The lecture and panel discussion are part of FAU’s Constitution Day Celebration and are sponsored by FAU’s Departments of Political Science and School of Communication and Multimedia Studies; FAU’s Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; the FAU Diversity Platform; and the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County.

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