CONNPIRG’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.
Olivia Papp ’23 Features Editor With the ceaseless bustle of activity on college campuses across the United States, the act of voting is not often at the forefront of students minds or priorities. The process of registering to vote seems… Read more
HARTFORD CT – 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.
CONNPIRG launched this year’s New Voters Project campaign by having a Zoom call with motivational speakers and starting their phone bank Wednesday, Colleen Keller, UConnPIRG chapter chair and fifth-semester history major, said.
On Sept. 28, UConn’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Public Interest Research Group (UConnPIRG) will co-host the on-campus HuskyEngage Summit in McHugh Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will expose students to each organization’s initiatives, but more importantly it’s meant to provide a… Read more
University of Connecticut students voted in the 2018 midterm elections at a 44% turnout, slightly higher than the national average for college students. According to recent studies from Rutgers University and the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), over 7.5… Read more
“Are you registered to vote?” UConn students called out to their classmates on the plaza outside the Homer Babbidge Library on Tuesday morning. It was National Voter Registration Day and students working with UConnPIRG, a statewide advocacy group, crisscrossed Fairfield… Read more
HARTFORD — Trinity College students will join a massive push nationwide to register voters.
Several University of Connecticut organizations hosted giveaways, talked to students about voting and offered free cake to get students excited about voting in this year’s midterm elections at UConnPIRG’s Ballot Block Party on Friday.
Student activist group UConnPIRG hopes to encourage voter turnout in University of Connecticut students through the New Voters Project (NVP) campaign it will run throughout the semester.