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Rutgers PIRG registers 800 voters for 2016 election

The Rutgers Daily Targum published this story about the NJPIRG voter registration drive at Rutgers University. NJPIRG helped register more than 800 students to vote in the first four days of their drive.

Read the full story here: http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/09/rutgers-pirg-registers-voters-for-2016-election.

Students Turn Out for Debate Watching Parties

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PIRG chapters across the country organized debate watching parties so that students could watch and discuss the debates together.

The local news interviewed Maryland PIRG student leaders about their debate watching party at the University of Maryland.

The local paper covered MASSPIRG's debate watching party at Salem State University.

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The Latest in Election Day Fashion

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PIRG students are suiting up for the election in a variety of New Voters Project t-shirts. Check them out!

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Rutgers Students Create New Voting Mascot

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Check out this fun new piece of cat-themed campaign artwork from the NJPIRG students at Rutgers University.

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ConnPIRG plans for largest and most aggressive voter registration drive UConn has ever seen

From the UConn Daily Campus:

ConnPIRG is planning to have the largest and most aggressive voter registration drive the University of Connecticut has seen, as announced in their first meeting.

ConnPIRG is a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization that works to inform and put issues in front of legislators in Hartford.

One of their goals for the next three months is to register 4,000 students and mobilize 12,000 to the polls to vote on Election Day.

Read the full story at http://dailycampus.com/stories/2016/9/15/connpirg-plans-for-largest-and-most-aggressive-voter-registration-drive-uconn-has-ever-seen.

Op/Ed: The power of young people

By | Ethan Senack
Higher Education Advocate

Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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N.C. student leaders help increase voter turnout

“Despite the dire predictions of low youth turnout today, young people once again showed that when voter mobilization efforts pay attention to them, they show up on Election Day,” said Renford Lynch, North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG) New Voters Project Campaign Coordinator and a sophomore at NC State.

Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

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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. 

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Youth Vote Increases at Local Student Precinct in Texas

Richardson, TX-  According to preliminary results provided by local elections officials, turnout at a local student precinct at UT-Dallas increased by 46% percent between the 2008 and 2012.

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