The League of Young Voters Education Fund

2011 Election Wrap-Up

Tuesday was a good day for the League. After months of effort, we succeeded in getting out the youth vote on a massive scale! The numbers are still rolling in, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what we pulled off this year. No time to rest – #2012StartsNow!

  • In Maine, we educated 16,000 voters on Ranked Choice Voting prior to the first mayoral election in 88 years.
  • In Wisconsin, our Voter ID campaign enabled 2,000 young people (and counting) to get IDs to vote in 2012.
  • In Texas, we helped keep Voter ID out of the election and debuted our Life-Long Voters campaign to train 25 young Houston leaders on grassroots organizing.
  • In Ohio, 1,900 young people pledged to vote in 2011.

Thanks for Pledging to Vote in Ohio in 2011!

By honoring your pledge, you will be exercising your right to contribute to the decision-making process and influence the outcome. We would like to be a resource so that you can be an informed voter.

The Voter Registration Deadline is October 11th. If you are not registered to vote at your current address, we are here to help – just respond to this e-mail and we’ll let you know where you can get registered.

We want to go even deeper than just registering to vote. We will use our presence at the polls to create leverage that we can use to access economic resources.People power = economic resources.By reaching people, we can build a power base among young people, and have the voice to influence decisions that may otherwise be made for us. But it all starts with you!

Come join me as we reach out and continue to grow our mission. We are connecting young people who are not satisfied with the direction of government, and are ready to own our obligation to shape our own future.

Ready to get involved? Just e-mail me to volunteer and get young people registered before the deadline.

Our neighborhoods will be ignored if we don’t hold our leaders accountable. But first, we have to hold each other accountable. Before we can do that, we must hold ourselves accountable to show up and make our voice heard.

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P.S. Absentee voting starts today and ends November 5th.

Need to get registered to vote? Click on our Rock the Vote registration widget on our page!