As the November elections quickly approach, students in Michigan are getting ready to mobilize their peers to make sure their voices are heard this Election.
National Voter Registration Day may be over, but the work to engage and empower students continues!
I am incredibly inspired by our student leaders today. The hard work, drive, and passion shown by students across the country, demonstrate that young people are not sitting on the sidelines and will work hard to get their voices heard. Here are some of my favorite highlights from the day.
Nationwide – Young people are taking the lead on college campuses to make sure their voices are heard in the upcoming elections. Students leaders are working with student governments, administrators, professors and county registrars to ensure that young people have a say in the democratic process.
Nationwide – College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout and engagement, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.
In the first two weeks of the campaign, the Student PIRGs New Voters Project has helped over 5,000 students register to vote for the upcoming midterm elections!
This week the Student PIRGs launch the Fall 2018 New Voters Project!
With the 2016 Elections coming to a close, so too is our 2016 New Voters Project. Regardless of your views on the outcome of the Election, the importance of our participation is clearer now than ever. Our New Voters Project… Read more
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… Read more
Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.
New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election. This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation.