HOW CIVIC INFLUENCERS IS TURBOCHARGING STUDENT VOTERS
Young people’s ability to swing elections and determine the course of our democracy is the greatest it has ever been. In 2020, 12 congressional seats were flipped with less than a fraction of local campus enrollment. Presidential, Senatorial, Gubernatorial and down ballot elections – all can be powered by young voters.
CIVIC INFLUENCERS is committed to making young voices and votes matter in our democracy.
We help young people design and implement strategies to increase their voting power.
Our Youth Democracy Index scores over 400 campuses (community colleges, trade schools and four year institutions), creates voter suppression heat maps directing corrective action, and supports Civic Influencers Action Plans to increase young voter registration and voter turnout.
We are optimistic about increasing youth voter engagement. The data demonstrates that there is a significant population of young people who not only are eager to make their voices heard, but live in places where their votes can have enormous impact — if they are organized, motivated, and given the resources they need to succeed.
We believe that supporting America’s young people now will lead to a future where youth have a deciding voice in our democracy. In this 2022 Midterms Election Cycle, we are building momentum onto the 2024 Presidential Election. We have the potential to have record turnout among young people, as they learn about their power to swing elections and determine the future of our democracy, gender, LGBTQIA+ and racial equality, student debt relief, gun violence, climate change and more.
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Civic Influencers 2023 Town Hall
We hosted our Civic Influencers 2023 Town Hall to celebrate International Women’s Day! In the video below you’ll learn how women’s voices and power were evident in the 2022 Midterm Elections. Women continue to focus their voting power and play a key role in elections by highlighting issues that interest all Americans.
The Trump Indictment: What It Means for Youth Organizing and Democracy” Town Hall
On March 22, 2023, we held a Town Hall to discuss the looming Trump indictment–and what it means for youth organizing and democracy. We were joined by our esteemed Board Member, Bruce Spiva, and our Statewide Organizer, Anna, both of whom provided some wonderful insights. Make no mistake: This is a watershed event in American […]
“You either care or you don’t.”
Many of us are waking up this morning to the news of the tragic shooting at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. We grieve along with our fellow Spartans for the 3 students that were killed and pray for the recovery of the 5 that are critically injured and the thousands that have been […]