Franklin & Marshall College

National Student Conference on Voter Engagement and Activation

Posted on November 20, 2017

Voters Organized Through Engagement: A National Student Conference on Voter Engagement and Activation
March 3, 2018

Sponsored by F&M Votes, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA & PA Campus Compact.

Every expert on US elections agrees that students are one of the least-represented groups in our democracy. Since 2004, F&M Votes has been challenging the perception that low rates of student voting are inevitable by mobilizing thousands of students to the polls. As a nonpartisan student/faculty/staff and alumni campaign dedicated to grassroots organizing, we register at move-in day and in classes followed by an intensive GOTV (Get Out the Vote) outreach before and on Election Day.

In March 2018, we invite campus leaders from across the country to join us for hands-on training. Come hear from national experts on student voting rights. Learn how to build an effective, nonpartisan coalition that helps students vote where they study. Practice face-to-face voter registration techniques. Discuss how to mobilize students in time for the 2018 congressional midterm elections. Every institution will produce a detailed plan for implementation in 2018 to enhance student voting.

The conference is an all-day workshop on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Accommodations will be available at reduced rates for both Friday and Saturday nights. Lancaster is easily accessible by car, Amtrak, and major airports.

Save the date, and let us know how we can stay in touch with your campus with conference details via this Google form:

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Contact information:

Van Gosse, Faculty Co-Chair, F&M Votes

Associate Professor & Chair, History Department
Franklin & Marshall College

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