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Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Voter Project

Hi Prof. Lynch,

The Student PIRGs' New Voters Project is a non-partisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day. For over almost 40 years the New Voters Project has played a leading role in mobilizing young voters; highlighting their importance; developing and refining the techniques and technology used to reach them; and ensuring their right to cast a ballot once they appear at the polls.

We believe the best way to get political leaders to pay attention to young people and our issues is to register and vote. Since 1984 we have helped register more than 1.7 million young people and make over one million reminder contacts. This year we are working to register 150,000 students as well as provide 250,000 more Election Day reminders.

In order to succeed we need faculty support.  Building powerful community coalitions allow us to talk to and educate more students.

Would you be willing to support the New Voters Project? Click here to read more information on how you can work with our program this fall.

Thanks!

Sincerely,

Marites Velasquez
Field Organizer
Student PIRGs
o: 312-544-4437 x 249
c: 702-235-9988

1 comment:

Jess Kobayashi said...

What a great cause! Seems like they should be able to reach many more voters since last election alone, around 32 million voters were under 30. I strongly believe that young people have a lot of concerns that they want addressed, but get lost in the bureaucracy of the process. Letting the youth know about the issues that relate to them directly is a great way to gain their support and get the vote. It seems like I don't hear about as many "rock the vote" type of groups getting the youth fired up. Really glad to see they are taking action!
- Jess Kobayashi