We just finished updating our master checklist of campus electoral engagement, called Engaging Your Campus in Elections: Seven Key Ways to Act. It includes contributions from organizers and campus leaders in every state we've worked with since 2008 and has 250+ successful approaches to help schools fully engage their students. Feel free to use and share it widely. We're pretty proud of the end result. :)
We're also starting to get involved more deeply with campuses and will be working to set up fellowship programs where students take the lead in organizing voter engagement efforts on their campuses in return for stipends or academic credit. It's a chance for us to provide one-on-one coaching and materials to students who are passionate about getting their peers informed and out to vote. So if you're in or know someone in one of our active states (OH, MI, WI, PA, VA, NC, FL, IL, IA, CO, NM, NV and ME), keep an eye out for us and reach out if you want to be involved!
We've got a bunch of new resources to use on your campuses this year, including our Campus Electoral Assessment, which is a great place to start — it will help you look at previous efforts on your campus to see what worked, what could be improved, and what needs to happen this year to make sure all students voices at your school are heard this year. Student voices matter! Take a look at our staff page to meet our growing team and connect with the person who is working in your state.
We also have two staff positions available in Ohio and Michigan (http://www.campuselect.org/employment) which could be a good fit for seasoned organizers or up-and-coming leaders. There's no education requirement — we're looking for people who are enthusiastic, persistent and organized. Students are welcome to apply, but we do need people who are already located in Ohio and Michigan. Please pass these along to anyone who may be interested.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more!
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