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 | NCPIRG | Democracy, New Voters Project

Early Voting Turnout at NCSU Precincts Exceed 2008 Numbers

The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has launched early voting campaigns in several states in an effort to help young people turn out to vote this Election Season.

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

Campus groups plan to erect tents, help point student voters to polling stations

Following a collaborative campaign to register and educate UC Berkeley students to vote in Tuesday’s election, campus organizations are now making a final effort to ensure that students know where to cast their votes.

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News Release | NCPIRG | New Voters Project

Over 13,000 people turn out for early voting at NC State polling site

The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has launched early voting campaigns in several states in an effort to help young people turn out to vote this Election Season. Since local partner, NCPIRG launched their get-out-the-vote efforts on campuses across the state, large initial turnout has been reported at the on-campus early voting sites.

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

Oberlin students using early vote window

Students are being encouraged to serve as “text out the vote” captains and send on-the-spot messages urging friends to vote, according to Sean Para, campaign co-coordinator for Ohio PIRG’s nonpartisan New Voters Project and a freshman at Oberlin College.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

100,000!

I'm excited to report that the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has helped more than 100,000 students register to vote.

Almost 2,000 volunteers hit the field to run voter mobilization campaigns that reached students in their classes, dorms, libraries and high-traffic areas on almost 100 campuses in 17 states including California, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio, Florida, New Mexico and Texas.
 
With just a week left until Election Day, we’re incredibly proud of what we've accomplished so far: 

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