Leveraging New Tech to Facilitate Campus Voter Engagement Webinar: Thurs., June 16 at 1 p.m. Eastern
Leveraging New Technology to Facilitate Campus Civic Engagement
An AASCU/TurboVote Webinar
June 16, 2016
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Please join AASCU for a webinar on Leveraging New Technology to Facilitate Campus Civic Engagement on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 1 pm Eastern. During the program, representatives from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and our sponsor TurboVote, will share strategies for how government relations professionals can be advocates for civic engagement work on campus and help coordinate campus groups into a single engagement campaign.
Increasingly complex state voter requirements have presented new challenges for campus civic engagement efforts leading up to the fall election. The changing electoral landscape requires new strategies and technology to help facilitate the engagement of students and other campus constituencies in the political process.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and University of North Carolina at Charlotte are navigating the state’s new voter requirements with help from TurboVote, a non-profit, non-partisan voter registration and engagement platform and an AASCU government relations program partner. The universities educated students and others about the state’s new voter laws and informed them of key issues in the March 15 presidential primary ballot, including a $2 billion bond measure with significant new investments in the state’s higher education infrastructure. The webinar will highlight this work in North Carolina while providing tips on how government relations professionals can:
- Highlight internal and external collaborative efforts on campus to increase voter engagement on campus
- Include higher education issues in campus civic engagement efforts
- Leverage technology to help reach students and engage them in an increasingly complex voting process
- Tamara Johnson, Research Associate for Academic Planning and Analysis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Kristina Snader, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Matthew Tharp, Partner Support Lead, TurboVote