Over 17 million young people will turn 18 and graduate high school before the next Presidential election. We have spent three years conducting rigorous experiments, including hiring organizers in key swing states, and consulting published data to determine that the most effective ways to register and turnout these 17 million young people to vote are peer-to-peer registration, where a young person is registered and reminded to vote by a friend, and in school voter registration drives, where classrooms of high school students are registered all at once. Most importantly, young people must be registered in states that can make the key difference on the local, state, and federal level. The Youth Vote Program is specifically targeting states where youth voters can make the difference on the local, state, and federal election level including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Providing the tools and empowering our training program members and volunteers to register at least 20,000 young people in their communities
Organizing exciting celebrity-attended, peer-to-peer text banks with our volunteers and training program members with a goal to register at least 10,000 new voters
Funding scholarships to reward and incentivize students who host registration drives and register their friends to vote.
Mobilizing our high school and college ambassadors, training program members and volunteers to host in- person drives on campuses to get as many young people registered to vote in time to be able to participate in the Midterm Elections
Continuing to build partnerships with Title I schools, providing the tools needed to host successful in-person voter registration drives