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

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Rutgers PIRG registers 800 voters for 2016 election

The Rutgers Daily Targum published this story about the NJPIRG voter registration drive at Rutgers University. NJPIRG helped register more than 800 students to vote in the first four days of their drive.

Read the full story here: http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/09/rutgers-pirg-registers-voters-for-2016-election.

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Students Turn Out for Debate Watching Parties

PIRG chapters across the country organized debate watching parties so that students could watch and discuss the debates together.

The local news interviewed Maryland PIRG student leaders about their debate watching party at the University of Maryland.

The local paper covered MASSPIRG's debate watching party at Salem State University.

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California Leaders Support Expanded Voter Registration at Cal State System

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Secretary of State Alex Padilla attended the California State University trustee meeting this week. They spoke out in favor of plans on the Cal State campuses to integrate voter registration into class registration. They posed here for pictures with Cal State leaders, along with CALPIRG director Emily Rusch (right).

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The Latest in Election Day Fashion

PIRG students are suiting up for the election in a variety of New Voters Project t-shirts. Check them out!

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Rutgers Students Create New Voting Mascot

Check out this fun new piece of cat-themed campaign artwork from the NJPIRG students at Rutgers University.

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