New Voters Project Month: Getting #VoteReady for 2022

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Campuses with strong civic engagement action plans, focused on student leadership, are more successful at turning out students to vote. 

That’s why March was New Voters Project Month, an effort to help campuses create plans with a strong focus on student leadership development. More than 250 student leaders participated in various trainings, webinars, and weeks of actions to help our campuses get #VoteReady for this midterm election. Thank you to all of our partners for participating: ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Students Leader Students Vote Coalition, Tufts’ Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Common Cause HBCU Student Action, Harvard Votes Challenge, Campus Vote Project, and The Andrew Goodman Foundation.

Highlights:


Engaging Youth in the 2022 Election Panel

More than 90 student leaders joined our webinar and panel discussion alongside the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, the California Secretary of State’s office, CIRCLE, and student leaders to share the latest research and best practices for making campuses “vote ready” by creating student-centered campus civic action plans. If you missed the webinar, you can view a recording of it here.


NJPIRG Students host New Jersey Grassroots Organizing Conference

NJPIRG Students hosted the annual New Jersey Grassroots Organizing Conference, which featured trainings, workshops, and keynote speeches from Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway and Secretary of State Tahesha Way. More than 80 students and community leaders joined to learn valuable skills to mobilize their communities for the upcoming election and for years to come. The event also featured two legislators, eight other grassroots organizations, and over a dozen co-sponsors.


NCPIRG Students Launch NVP March Madness Week

With NCAA Basketball in full swing this past month, student leaders across multiple schools in North Carolina competed to see who could engage the most student voters in their New Voters Project March Madness Week. Students held visible tables, and called and texted their friends and classmates to make sure they were registered and had a plan for this spring’s local elections in North Carolina.


The work continues to help our campus communities turn out student voters on November 8th. Our plan is to reach more than 1 million students on more than 200 campuses this year. If you want to learn more about our plans or have any questions about our program, feel free to reach out at [email protected]

Manny Rin
New Voters Director
Student PIRGs

The Student PIRGs voter registration and turnout effort is part of its New Voters Project campaign, one of the largest nonpartisan youth voter mobilization efforts in the country. The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has run peer-to-peer student voter mobilization drives to turn out the youth vote on college campuses for more than 30 years. Its philosophy is that the full participation of young people in the political process is essential to a truly representative, vibrant democracy. The New Voters Project does not endorse, either explicitly or implicitly, a political candidate or political party for elected office.