New Voters Project

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

BOSTON MA – Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with MASSPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to reach thousands of students over social media by organizing diverse coalitions of student groups on campus and holding virtual events to register and contact youth voters.

National Voter Registration Day at UMass Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, MASS (WLNE) – The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) joined more than 4,000 partners across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24.  Partners involved in the event consist of community organizations, businesses, and… Read more

Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

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.