Campus Vote Project Fellows
Posted by on September 03, 2012
The Fair Elections Legal Network is seeking Campus Vote Project fellows to do non-partisan work to encourage student voting this election. We are seeking fellows on college campuses in Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Please feel free to distribute to students.
Campus Vote Project Fellow — approximately 10 hours per week, unpaid
The Fair Elections Legal Network is looking for energetic young leaders who are ready to make a difference on their college campuses this election cycle. Are you tired of hearing that young people don’t vote because they’re lazy or just don’t care enough to participate in the political process? Have you had enough of the attacks on student voters that make it harder for students to make their voices heard?
If you are, join our team and become a Campus Vote Project fellow!
Campus Vote Project is a campaign designed to empower college students and administrators with the tools they need to break down barriers to voting that disproportionately affect college students. Two-thirds of college students who did not vote in the 2010 election cited reasons that have more to do with a lack of information than a lack of interest. They didn’t know residency rules, missed important dates and deadlines, or hadn’t learned the ins and outs of the registration process. We also know that 87% of students who register to vote go to the polls. When students are empowered with information, they show up!
Campus Vote Project fellows will be essential to implementing programs on college campuses that break down barriers to voting for students. They will be responsible for the following tasks from now until the election:
Organize, organize, organize: Recruit campus organizations and coordinate their election awareness, voter registration, and “get-out-the-vote” efforts.
Determine a plan of action: Work with students to determine which programs and reforms should be implemented on your campus based on the Campus Vote Project toolkit.
Bring administrators on board: Coordinate the implementation of student voter programs with college administrators.
Empower students with the resources they need: Be the primary liaison between students working on student voting and the Fair Elections Legal Network so we can provide them with the support they need.
To apply to be a Campus Vote Project fellow, email a resume and a 250-word statement of interest to Erica Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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