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Tag and Share Tomorrow with ADP: Instagram Your Election Day Pics #ADPelect12

By Stephanie South, Intern, American Democracy Project

ADP I Voted Sticker Instagrammed

As The American Democracy Project proudly announced via Facebook and Twitter this morning, you can now find us on Instagram. Be sure to follow @adpaacscu on your Instagram app today because you won’t want to miss how we are celebrating our new social media channel and the 2012 election.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, as you get your democracy on at the ballot boxes, make sure you keep your smartphone, fully-loaded with the Instagram app, ready to go because we want you to tag and share in the name of #ADPelect12. ADP wants to showcase how our member campuses across the country are promoting voting and civic engagement this Election Day, and we are asking you to help by snapping a picture of democracy in action and sharing it via Instagram with the hashtags #ADPelect12 and #ADPcampus. Also, don’t forget to mention your school or ADP (@adpaascu) when you are Instagram-ing your Election Day spirit.

Later this week, we will be picking and announcing our favorites, as well as a reminding you all to visit our #ADPelect12 Instagrid hashtag gallery here to view in full all of the ADP Election Day Instagram pics.

Remember to snag your ADP Election Day Facebook Flare here  and head to the polls tomorrow.

Happy Voting!

Not sure how Instagram works? Check out these quick tips and tricks here.

More ADP Election Flare Available — Get yours now!

By Stephanie South, Intern, American Democracy Project

vote. i dare you.

Last week, Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager for AASCU’s American Democracy Project, shared with us her early voting experiences and flaunted ADP’s new flare—an electronic “I Voted” sticker—on her Facebook page.

This week, ADP is pleased to announce that it has just uploaded an entire Facebook album filled with ways to display your Election Day spirit, including that sticker as well as some rockin’ democratic timeline cover photos.

To get the sticker for your profile pic or to download one of our new timeline cover photos, check out our Election Flare Facebook album here.

And remember, Tuesday, November 6th, get yourself and your friends to the polls if you have not already done so. Have your say. Cast your vote.

You’ll find other Voting Resources on the ADP website here.

1st National Voter Registration Day

Yesterday, September 25, 2012 was the first ever National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) in the U.S. ADP was proud to partner with NVRD and excited that 14 ADP campuses officially partnered with NVRD to register new voters! Many other campuses are sponsoring on-going voter registration efforts. Get out the vote! You’ll find more voting resources here: http://www.aascu.org/programs/ADP/resources/voting/

National Voter Registration Day |  http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2012, we want to make sure no one is left out.

On September 25, 2012, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who we could not reach otherwise.

What It Means

• Volunteers at transportation hubs, retail stores, sporting, and concerts.
• Technology to help eligible voters find registration drives nearby.
• A network of grassroots, local organizations engaged in their own communities.
• Tens of thousands of voters registering to vote online and offline in a single day.

What It Will Accomplish

• Register Voters: A network of a thousand organizations operating on the ground and through social media will register tens of thousands of voters in the field and tens of thousands more online–while also receiving pledges to vote from the already registered.
• Mobilize Volunteers: By engaging nonprofits not usually engaged in voter registration drives and amplifying existing drives through event-based recruitment and cultural outreach, National Voter Registration Day will bring thousands of additional volunteer voter registrars into the field just when we need them most.
• Educate Eligible Voters: Millions of voters need to register and re-register every year. By utilizing new technology and leveraging cultural partners, we’ll educate more Americans than ever before, bringing new voters into the fold.
• Change the Conversation: National Voter Registration Day will be an opportunity to put our differences aside and celebrate the rights that unite us as Americans.

National Voter Registration Day has been made possible in part by a working group of organizations providing coordination and support. These organizations include, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, Bus Federation Civic Fund, Fair Elections Legal Network, League of Women Voters, Nonprofit Vote, and Voto Latino.

ADP Campuses Participating in the 1st National Voter Registration Day (according to the NVRD website):

  1. California State University Dominguez Hills
  2. California State University Monterey Bay
  3. California State University Northridge
  4. California State University San Bernadino
  5. California State University, Chico
  6. California State University, Stanislaus
  7. Keene State College
  8. Kentucky State University
  9. Morehead State University
  10. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  11. Towson University
  12. University of Nebraska Kearney
  13. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  14. Winona State University Student Senate

Partner Spotlight: NCoC’s new Issue Brief “Civic Health & Unemployment II: The Case Builds”

Better Civic Health means Lower Unemployment

Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds is the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC)’s latest issue brief. This 2012 Issue Brief explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. It finds that the density and type of nonprofit organizations in a community, as well as its social cohesion (the level at which citizens trust, talk to and help neighbors and socialize with family and friends), are important predictors of that community’s ability to withstand unemployment in a recession.

“Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds” is released by NCoC in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with research by CIRCLE (the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), Civic Enterprises, and Saguaro Seminar.

This brief is a continuation of research that began in 2011 with a brief called “Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy?” That brief found that five measures of civic engagement – attending meetings, helping neighbors, registering to vote, volunteering and voting – appear to help protect against unemployment and contribute to overall economic resilience. See the related 2011 brief.
The research will be presented this week in Philadelphia during the National Conference on Citizenship’s 67th annual conference, which brings together civic leaders, educators, CEOs and government representatives to address issues related to our nation’s civic health.

Viewers can watch the conference, including the announcement of the winners via livestream from 1-5:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 14th. There will be a panel exploring the link between civic engagement and employment at 1:45 p.m ET.

To join the conversation on Twitter, follow @NCoC and @CivicData and the hashtag #NCoC, or on its Facebook page. The conference will include questions from Twitter followers as part of the conference.

Authors: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg (CIRCLE), Chaeyoon Lim (University of Wisconsin) and Peter Levine (CIRCLE).

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