New Voters Project

It's Our Turn!

When we turn 18, we have a voice in our community that we’ve never had before. We get to go to the voting booth and help decide the direction our country goes. 

At a time when we have more technology in our pockets than they had when they landed on the moon, why does voting seem so complicated? That’s exactly what the New Voters Project is all about — we’re here on campus and we help cut through the clutter of voting, so you can make your voice heard on issues that matter to you:

Just imagine the way you want the future to be:

  • A strong, stable economy where everyone has access to work;
  • Air and water that you feel confident is clean and safe;
  • Affordable higher education so students don’t have to graduate in debt;
  • And neighborhoods that are safe for you and your family.

That world you’re imagining — we will never get there if we let everyone but us decide.

Our newly elected leaders will have a big impact on what our country does for the environment, money in politics, affordable education, and more, so there is no more important time to make our voice heard.

There are whole generations invested — literally invested — in the status quo. But we’re not. More than any other generation, we have the power. We’re the largest, most diverse generation alive right now, and voting on Election Day is the first step in making sure our elected officials take the issues we care about into account.

So put this in your mind right now: “It’s our turn.”

Our campaign is here to help you cut through the clutter of voting: help you get registered, help you figure out where to go and what to do, and tell you more about the issues at stake. Together, we can show those who seek to represent us that we are paying attention. Our generation is active, involved, and ready to participate in the decisions that impact our community. It’s time to turn the tide, and show decision-makers that they should look to us for answers, because — truth be told — our generation is already imagining and creating a lot of them.

Together, we can push our country in the right direction. We just need to show up.

Issue Updates

Florida Legislature passes rewritten election rules critics say aim to suppress voter turnout

TALLAHASSEE — In a move critics say is aimed at helping Republican chances in 2012, the Legislature on Thursday rewrote the rules for voting in Florida.

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Pledge to Vote | Student PIRGs

Something big is happening in our democracy - young people are voting. Our turnout increased for the 2008 elections—continuing a trend of growing youth voter participation.

Now it’s time to do it again!

Across the country, Student PIRGs volunteers helped over 30,000 students register to vote, and already an additional 15,000 students have signed our pledge to vote.

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