CEEP recommends building off this momentum. Now is the time to sign up for the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offered through CIRCLE at Tufts University. NSLVE provides colleges and universities with institution specific reports containing students’ registration and voting rates. The best part about this study is it’s FREE! View a sample report and FAQ to determine you’re your campus would benefit from NSLVE.
Begin planning for the future. National Voter Registration Day in 2015 was a HUGE success. On September 27, 2016, volunteers, artists, election administrators, and organizations from all over the country will be supporting the 5th National Voter Registration Day. Don’t miss your chance to participate in the biggest National Voter Registration Day in history. Sign up here to become a partner and receive free toolkits and resources.
Why plan now? In a USA Today poll released earlier this week by our friends at Rock The Vote, civic engagement questions were used to survey millennials.
Key takeaways include:
- 76% of Millennials say they are likely to vote in the 2016 election. In January, that number was 60%.
- Currently, the top issues for Millennials are: economy (36%), education (31%), healthcare (28%), civil rights (19%), and foreign policy (18%). In our January poll, the top issues for Millennials were: economy (35%), education (28%), foreign policy (25%), healthcare (24%), and gun laws/gun safety (23%).
- Priorities shift greatly for Black Millennials who prioritize education (44%), civil rights (39%) and the economy (38%).
- 85% of Millennials agree they should be able to support themselves and their families based on a 40-hour workweek.
- 86% agree that most people are not prepared for the impact of student loan debt.
- 68% of Millennials agree the United States should provide a pathway to legal status for all undocumented immigrants. Black and Latino youth are most supportive of this statement (78% and 75% agree, respectively).
- 65% of Millennials are willing to pay slightly higher energy and gas bills in order to help prevent climate change. White, Latino, and Asian Millennials are more supportive of this statement (67%, 67%, and 65%) than Black Millennials (55%).
- 68% of Millennials agree a new Supreme Court Justice should be nominated and confirmed as soon as possible.
- Courtney Cochran