No one should have to worry over lack of food or access to safe housing, especially during a pandemic. Yet, these problems are so widespread that 38 percent of college students say that they don’t have the means to meet their basic… Read more
As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.
We set out this fall to show the country that America’s largest generation votes. Based on what we know so far, not only did we show that young people vote, we showed the country that they persevered and overcame challenges to make their voices heard in this unprecedented time in our country.
It’s Election Week! The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is using the last two days to keep up the unprecedented momentum we’re seeing in youth turnout, with more than 4,500 hours of calling and texting scheduled from our student-led team around the country. I’m back to share an update on our work and an invite to join online Get out the Vote events we’re hosting this week.
With less than two weeks left until Election Day, the Student PIRGs and the Andrew Goodman Foundation have put together a series quick videos on how student organizations, faculty, and campus administrators can get their campuses ready for the 2020 Elections and make sure that their students on join the more than 2.5 MILLION young people that have voted already.
We’re in the home stretch of this election—only 20 days left!—and young people are fired up. The nonpartisan Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project continues to do all we can to make sure young people are registered to vote and have a plan to get their ballot cast. Last week was quite the week, with voter registration deadlines in six of our states. I wanted to send a quick note on how our voter registration pushes went — read below for highlights from the week.
There are 32 days left until Election Day on November 3rd. The nonpartisan Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is working (virtually) to get out the youth vote this fall, building on our 35-year history that has helped 2 million students… Read more
Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day, and the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project and thousands of other youth volunteers were out in full force to help their peers register to vote and participate in our democracy. I’m so inspired by the youth taking action this week, who didn’t let the new reality of virtual learning get in the way of organizing. Yesterday, we helped one voter register every 48 seconds for 15 hours — read on for more highlights from the day!
Happy National Voter Registration Day! The energy and excitement from our campus communities has been at an all time high. Already, more than 250 volunteers across the country have taken action to educate over 300,000 young people about how to… Read more
Since the early 2000s, the Student PIRGs have centered on open textbooks as a key way to make college more affordable. Although textbooks continue to be one of the most expensive out of pocket costs for college students, textbook prices… Read more