As part of our ADP/TDC 2016 Engage the Election initiative, we’re partnering with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to bring you a webinar focused on this national, nonpartisan initiative focused on recognizing campuses that are increasing democratic engagement and student voting. Over 45 ADP and 12 TDC campuses are already signed up — this webinar is for campuses considering participating as well as campuses that are already ALL IN and want to know more about next steps. We hope you join us!
Is your campus ALL IN? More than 130 college campuses across 33 states have committed to improving democratic engagement by joining the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. The challenge is a national, nonpartisan initiative recognizing campuses for increasing democratic engagement and student voting. Your campus is invited to a special ADP/TDC Engage the Election webinar to learn more about this exciting new initiative.
The webinar will include:
- The background of the ALL IN Challenge;
- Why it is important for ADP campuses to join;
- Who can join, and how to join;
- The steps involved after committing;
- Recognition and awards;
Date: Wed. September 21, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7965718028611152898
If you can’t join us for the ADP/TDC ALL IN Challenge webinar on September 21, then we invite you to participate in one of the other ALL IN Challenge webinars being offered this month, or contact Catherine Fish at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Graduating Students into Voters:
Overcoming the Psychological Barriers Faced by Student Voters and Improving Student Voting Rates Using Insights from the Behavioral Sciences
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
How do students decide to vote? And why do some students fail to cast a ballot even though they intend to on Election Day? More importantly, can we design programs to overcome barriers to student voting with simple, scalable innovations? In this webinar the behavioral design lab, ideas42, will review major findings from their new research on how insights from the behavioral sciences – including the fields of psychology and behavioral economics – can shed light on both the internal psychological forces (like a feeling that voting isn’t for me) and seemingly small external hassles (like not having a stamp to mail a voter registration form) that impact student voting. Participants will learn about the role of identity and social norms, the effect of being a first-time voter, and the impact of psychological distance on voting behavior. Participants will also walk away with more than 30 actionable tips and tricks that can be easily integrated to on-campus programs to improve their efficacy. Armed with these tips and tricks, we believe colleges and universities can more successfully execute on their mission to educate civically engaged youth. Read the research report here.
- Speakers: Jessica Leifer, Senior Associate, and DJ Neri, Associate, at ideas42.
- When: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST
Exclusive Analysis: Donald Trump and Young Voters
CIRCLE has released a comprehensive analysis of Donald Trump’s level of support from young people during the 2016 primaries. It examines how Trump’s support from young voters stacks up with previous Republican nominees, as well as implications for the general election. Major findings include:
- Generally, Donald Trump received a lower level of support from youth than from older voters
- Trump received a slightly larger proportion of estimated youth votes in the primary season than previous Republican nominees McCain and Romney
- As a whole, young people view Trump unfavorably, with young women and youth of color viewing him even more unfavorably. Meanwhile, young people with less formal education showed greater levels of support for Trump in the primaries.
“With less than five months until Election Day, Mr. Trump’s campaign has both challenges and opportunities with young voters,” writes CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg. “On the one hand, the youth electorate has been very active this year, with youth participation in the GOP and Democratic contests more evenly split than in recent presidential cycles. On the other hand, youth of color and young women are currently the least likely groups to support Trump.”
Read more, and find all of CIRCLE’s political data and analysis at the CIRCLE 2016 Election Center.
Guest Posts on Youth Political Engagement Beyond Elections
CIRCLE’s current guest post series explores how youth electoral engagement can have broader goals, including connections to civic life and democracy more generally. Three recent posts by practitioners make valuable contributions to that conversation:
Stay connected to CIRCLE on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.
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
If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Harnisch, AASCU Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis, at email@example.com or 202.478.4660.