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

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory – November 6th
For more information contact:
Danny Katz, 303-573-7474 ex 303 

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

What: With a lot of issues affecting young voters at stake on Election Day, a coalition of student organizations are launching a final campaign push using proven tactics to mobilize young voters to the polls. 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. 

Below is a list of events where you can find these students on their campuses today plus every campus will also have volunteers covering the polls in the afternoon: 

Auraria Campus – CU-Denver, Community College of Denver and Metro State:

Who: CoPIRG student volunteers
When: Tuesday, 10 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Stage in front of Tivoli Union  
Visuals: Big informational signs, a VOTEBOT, Banner for student voters to sign, music, student volunteers in red “VOTE” t-shirts contacting their peers to vote   
Local Contact: Lindsay Jakows,

CU- Boulder:

Who: CoPIRG student volunteers
When: Tuesday, 8am-7pm
Where: Libby Hall Polling Place, CU-Boulder Campus. Across from the CU Boulder Stadium on Libby Ave
Visuals: Large “Ralphie” Buffalo mascot being signed by hundreds of CU students on Election Day, along with Pizza at the Polls during lunch, and live-action phonebanking.
Local Contact: Lisa Ritland, (608) 

UC-Colorado Springs:

Who: CoPIRG student volunteers
When: Tuesday, 10am-6pm
Where: UCCS Campus, University Center
Visuals: Students signing banners pledging to vote or confirming they voted. Students taking photos with I voted stickers and texting it out to their friends.
Local Contact: Jacob Abriel, 616-7809


CoPIRG, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group, is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization. Visit us at  

The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is one of the largest on the ground, non-partisan young voter mobilization campaigns in the country.  Over the past 25 years, we have helped to register more than 1.7 million young people and make millions of personal get out the vote reminders.  In 2012, the campaign will target 75 campuses in 17 states with intensive youth vote campaigns that will leverage proven on the ground and online peer-to-peer techniques to turn out young voters.