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National Voter Registration Day

By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Stockton University (N.J.) student

National Voter Registration Day is here! In 2008 6 million United States citizens did not vote because they missed registration day. Let’s make sure that no one misses out on the chance to vote in the next election. For some ideas on how you can spread the word, check out what some ADP students are doing:

JordaNVRDn Hatch from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah is partnering with Weber County Elections and will hold a voter registration day on campus today. Posters have been placed around the campus from the National Voter Registration Day organization. Students will be able to register at the table; alternatively, they will also be given information on how to register online.

Kayley Corley, student ADP intern at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has planned a tabling event for students on campus in order to bring awareness to the issue. One of their goals this year is to increase voter registration and awareness and they hope that this event will further their initiative.

The Kennesaw State University (Ga.) student government president and the dean of students created a video about registering to vote via ADP partner TurboVote. Check it out:!

To learn more about National Voter Registration Day click here.

Introducing Our New Civic Engagement Intern; Amanda Adams

amandaAmanda Adams is the new AASCU Civic Engagement Intern for fall 2015, joining ADP and TDC from The Washington Center. She is a senior at Stockton University, an ADP campus in New Jersey, studying political science and global studies, and will graduate in December. Before Stockton, Amanda attended Atlantic Cape Community College (N.J.) and earned an associate degree in business management. While at Stockton, Amanda has worked with the United Way by writing letters to political leaders and forming a petition to free Syrian refugees who were wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison. She held an internship at the Borough of Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, N.J. During her time interning at Beach Haven she worked with the mayor, shadowed the clerk, and did research for a new policy regarding abandoned property. Amanda was also a member and treasurer of Stockton’s Model United Nations club, which earned an honorable mention and distinguished delegation awards.

Reminder: National Voter Registration Day is September 22, 2015!

Follow the conversation at #CelebrateNVRD on Twitter.

On September 22, 2015, 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 who we could not reach otherwise.

What is your campus planning for NVRD 2015? Let us know in the comments or email


Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges: Building Civil Society Through Civic Learning and Intercultural Discourse

Source: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges: Building Civil Society Through Civic Learning and Intercultural Discourse

Partner Spotlight: NCoC’s 2015 Conference in DC October 9th

NCoC 2015The 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship will be held on October 9 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Civic Innovations in Action.”

In this in-depth, strategy-building event, our community of civic thinkers and leaders will inspire each other by sharing civic innovations that empower action and strengthen our country.

Senator John McCain and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute will keynote the conference. Other featured experts include: Michaela Pereira, news anchor for CNN’s “New Day;” Jake Brewer, senior technology advisor at the White HouseMarnie Webb, CEO of Caravan Studios; Adam Conner, Vice President of Politics for Brigade; Perla Ni, entrepreneur; Mandi McReynolds, Director, Community Engagement and Service–Learning at Drake UniversityJay Mangone, Director for the Franklin ProjectAmy Baker, Managing Director of ServiceNation; Matthew H. Roy, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civic Engagement, UMass Dartmouth. 

NCoC is excited to feature the Service Year Exchange (SYx) and Campaign at this year’s conference. Service Year is a multifaceted effort to promote national service as means to greater civic participation. Additionally, the conference will focus on the state of America’s civic health and civic education.

Thanks to the generous support from KPMG, LLP and Michael Weiser & Julie Greiner-Weiser limited registration scholarships are being provided to students who wish to attend the Conference.

Conference Registration Provides:
-Access to 1 full day of programming and networking including focused, in-depth breakout sessions, panel discussions, and high-level speakers
-Breakfast, lunch, and coffee and tea service

Lodging Information:
Until September 3, NCoC has reserved a block of rooms at $299/night at the Mayflower Hotel. Follow this link, or call 877.212.5752 and ask for the National Conference on Citizenship room block.


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