We've been helping student governments to organize non-partisan voter registration drives on their campuses, so that when Election Day rolls around this fall, students can make a big splash at the ballot box and show politicians that they need to pay attention to young voters.
This March we worked with the Student PIRGs' New Voters Project to organize a statewide training with the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments (UNCASG), a coalition of student governments from across North Carolina's 17 public universities. Students from around the state learned best practices for voter registration and get-out-the-vote, discussed ideas for incorporating voter registration into campus events like Freshman Orientation, and got trained on how to generate media attention for their voter registration drives. We can't wait to keep working with UNCASG as they work to strengthen the student voice in North Carolina!
For campuses that don't have time to organize a SET training on their campus, we also run trainings over webinar. This week, we're working with students in New Mexico to organize a webinar for students across the state about Starting a Statewide Student Association. New Mexico students, click here to RSVP!