MASSPIRG’s New Voters Project, one of the country’s oldest student-led youth voter mobilization groups, organized a final push to help young voters cast their ballot before Election Day. Volunteers from over a dozen campuses across the state volunteered at a virtual “Party at the Polls” event to call their peers and classmates to make sure they have a plan to vote this election.
With the presidential election quickly approaching, student organizations at the University of Massachusetts are working hard to get their fellow peers the information they need to vote successfully on Nov. 3. The almost entirely virtual semester format means most of these initiatives are being facilitated digitally.
It has been an ongoing challenge to increase youth voter turnout in the United States. In the 2018 midterm elections, 36% of Americans aged 18-29 voted which was a decrease from approximately 50% of Americans that voted in the 2016… Read more
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.
On Wednesday student interns with MASSPIRG launched their 2020 New Voters Project campaign with a virtual peer-to-peer phonebank to help students across MA update their registration status and pledge to vote safely in the upcoming elections.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — With this Friday being Valentine’s Day and close to the deadline for voter registration, a college students’ political activist group is encouraging their fellow students to register — and perhaps even fall in love with democracy.
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
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.