"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."
Voter apathy is a serious, but fixable, problem.
We want to increase the number of people who vote. There are three avenues we plan to take to achieve this goal:
I: Voter Registration Drives: First Step to Real Participation
- Collaborate with Statewide Student Organizations to register college students
- Voter registration pledges
- Assist voters in finding their polling locations
- Motivate voters to turn out for all elections through events & media campaigns
- Register incarcerated voters in Maine & Vermont
II: Voter Education: What am I voting on?
- Partnership with schools to ensure youth education on voting rights education and highlighting current political issues without a political bias.
- Provide resources to voters, online and at in-person events
III: Voter Turnout: Fighting Voter Apathy
- Partner with elected officials to do town halls/info session to engage potential voters
- Voting pledges
- Provide on-the-day support to voters who feel they are being intimidated at the polls
- Policy advocacy
- Voter ID Laws
- Lobbying on issues that impact voter turnout
- Lobby days w/student associations
- Help student associations get legislators to sponsor bills related to voting rights
- Voter fraud
- Increase access to non-English Ballots
While we will be working year-round to get the vote out for all elections, the midterms and presidential elections will be the nationwide focus. In off-cycle years, we will focus on methods of voter advocacy as well as reviewing out voter outreach to ensure the methods we’re using are finding as much success as possible.