New Voters Project

It’s our future, let’s vote on it.

Two years ago, in November 2016, some of us weren’t old enough to vote, many of us did vote, and many of us simply did not vote. But our democracy works best when we all participate and everyone weighs in on who gets elected.

This year – 2018 – our generation will be the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country, with our own values and ideas.

The stakes are high and together, we have the power to elect the next generation of leaders who care about the things we do, and will fight for our vision for the future, but only if we vote.

Just imagine the way you want the future to be:

  • Air and water that you feel confident is clean and safe;
  • Affordable higher education so students don’t have to graduate in debt;
  • Where it’s clear and obvious that all our voices matter;
  • And everyone — even big corporations and billionaires — play by the same rules.

We can choose to let other people make decisions that impact our future, or we can vote and get a future that works for us.

There are whole generations invested — literally invested — in the status quo. But we’re not. More than any other generation, we have the power. We’re the largest, most diverse generation alive right now, and voting on Election Day is the first step in making sure our elected officials take the issues we care about into account.

Together we have the power to decide the future of our city, state, and country. And we can get more people our age to vote. That’s what the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is all about.

We’re working on dozens of campuses across the country to activate the largest voting block in the country. Together we can have an impact on our future, on our state, and the country.

We know that people show up to vote when their friends and family ask them to, and they are even more likely if they keep getting reminded. So that’s exactly what we are going to do, we are going to talk to people about the importance of voting and the power that students have to influence the decisions made on our campus, in state capitols, and in Washington DC.

Election Day 2018 is quickly approaching and on Tuesday, November 6th. Our generation is the largest and most diverse alive, and it’s up to us to choose a future that works for us.

Imagine elected officials making college campuses their first stop when campaigning.  Imagine politicians making our issues their issues. Imagine college students on TV getting interviewed about today's important issues. Imagine the largest generation in America, is the most influential group in American politics. It’s our future, let’s vote on it.

Issue Updates

News Release | MASSPIRG | New Voters Project

Local Youth Vote Campaign Launched Final Push To Get Out The Vote

In an election cycle filled with talk of every single vote counting, students at MASSPIRG campus chapters around the state launched a final campaign push, employing proven tactics to mobilize young voters to the polls.  Using on-the-ground and on-line strategies, campaign volunteers will reach their peers in classrooms, on computers and campus quads and urge them to cast a ballot.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project


As Election Day dawned on college campuses around the country, students awoke to a ‘voting buzz’ and long lines already forming at the polls. 

[check out tumblr for more updates from around the country]

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

Students, locals predict issues will attract young voters

With less than three weeks until Election Day, some students at the University of Colorado are hoping to increase excitement about the upcoming presidential election.

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Students seek voter pledges

Due to interest in student rights and advocacy on campus, Carnegie Mellon will found the first chapter of the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) organization in the state of Pennsylvania.

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