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

Media Hit | New Voters Project

UMass students jam Amherst precincts, many voting for first time

More than 1,100 UMass students had turned out to cast ballots by 3 p.m. in precincts 4 and 10, said Lucas Gutterman of MassPIRG. 

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

Election Day youth voters heading to polls in steady stream at CU

Volunteers said voters are heading to campus polling stations at a steady trickle today and that they expect larger waves of students to turn out in the afternoon and evening.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

4 PM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND | Student PIRGs

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Young voter enthusiasm and lines to vote grew on college campuses over the course of the day. .

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

ELECTION DAY UPDATES FROM ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA | NCPIRG

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On campuses across North Carolina students are turning out in big numbers and having fun at the polls. Check out these updates from Appalachin State University, NC State, NC Central College, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Ashville and Western Carolina University. 

Big Highlight: NC Secretary of State at the polls!

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News Release | CoPIRG | New Voters Project

Local Youth Vote Campaigns Launch Final Push To Get Out The Vote At Campuses Throughout Colorado

CoPIRG student chapter volunteers helped register more than 13,000 students to vote. Now, using on-the-ground and on-line strategies, campaign volunteers are reaching out to their peers in classrooms, on computers and campus quads and urging them to cast a ballot. To date, the campaign has made 46,000 GOTV contacts.

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