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.
I’m excited to report that the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has helped more than 100,000 students register to vote.
Something big is happening in our democracy – young people are voting. Our turnout increased for the 2008 elections—continuing a trend of growing youth voter participation.