COMMITTEES

The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition has different subcommittees, working groups, and affinity groups that help implement our collective model of institutionalized democratic engagement on college campuses. To participate in the SLSV Coalition’s Committees, you must be a Coalition Partner. 

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If you have a question about any of the Committees, please email bianca@slsvcoalition.org.

SUBCOMMITTEES

SLSV Coalition Subcommittees are issue/organizing-based committees that focuses on a specific set of topics. Each Subcommittee focuses on specific goals, which are set annually by the Coalition. You can learn more about the 2022 SLSV Coalition Goals here.

The Resources and Support (R&S) Subcommittee is a space for Coalition partners to ideate & design resources, share best practices, and learn how to practice human-centered design. R&S does not meet monthly, but instead meets quarterly and on an ad-hoc basis.  

 

Co-Chairs:

  • Allie Cashel, Democracy Works
  • Liana Keesing, Stanford University
  • Steven Adelson, Campus Vote Project
  • Ana Guevara, Florida Student Power Network

 

2022 Committee Goal(s):

  • Throughout 2022, we will collaboratively develop at least four resources through the Resources and Support Subcommittee and utilize the infrastructure provided by that subcommittee to develop trainings, implement accessibility guidelines on created materials, and streamline the distribution of resources. Resources created may be specific to increasing participation in primaries, supporting community colleges, mechanisms to support provosts or deans of curriculum who encourage voter engagement, or a curriculum on how to build an on-campus coalition.

The Youth Voting Rights (YVR) Subcommittee is a community that helps partners expand access to youth voting through policy, provide critical information about youth voting, and share tools and resources for advocates to be successful in their efforts to expand young people’s access to the ballot. Typically meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month

 

Co-Chairs:

  • Mike Burns, Campus Vote Project
  • Olivia Guerrieri, Rock the Vote
  • Ricardo Almovodar, Campus Vote Project
  • Alberto Medina, CIRCLE at Tufts University

 

2022 Committee Goal(s):

  • By August 1, 2022, we will help achieve tangible progress on the implementation of actions committed through the 2021 Executive Order on Voting Access in partnership with the White House and the Department of Education.

The State Summits & Networks Subcommittee is a space for student democracy summit organizers to connect, strategize and support each other with the long-term vision of creating state-based student democracy networks. Typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

Co-Chairs:

  • Leslie Garvin, North Carolina Campus Compact
  • Allyson Gardner, Maine Students Vote

 

2022 Committee Goal(s):

  • By October 1, 2022, we will train a minimum of 250 campuses on co-created Coalition resources, such as the Strengthening American Democracy Guide, Votes and Ballots 2.0, and the Ask Every Student Toolkit, either through statewide student democracy summits or training webinars by the SLSV Coalition and partners as coordinated by the National Program Coordination Subcommittee.

The National Program Coordination (NPC) Subcommittee is a space for national, state and local partners to facilitate collaboration opportunities, centralize resources, and scale our impact across the student vote space.
Typically meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

 

Co-Chairs:

  • Dylan Sellers, Campus Vote Project
  • Ryan Drysdale, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • Manny Rin, Student PIRGs

 

2022 Committee Goal(s):

  • By October 1, 2022, we will train a minimum of 250 campuses on co-created Coalition resources, such as the Strengthening American Democracy Guide, Votes and Ballots 2.0, and the Ask Every Student Toolkit, either through statewide student democracy summits or training webinars by the SLSV Coalition and partners as coordinated by the National Program Coordination Subcommittee.
  • By September 1, 2022, we will recruit 100 colleges and universities, with a focus on minority-serving institutions and community colleges, that are not currently actively participating in an action planning coaching program and help them join an action planning program, implement the SLSV Checklist, and execute Ask Every Student strategies.

The Communications Subcommittee is a space for Coalition partners to discuss messaging, coordinate campaigns, develop resources, and provide communications support and guidance to one another. Typically meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

 

Co-Chairs:

  • Manny Rin, Student PIRGs
  • Franecia Moore, Common Cause
  • Adam Westbrook, Suffolk University

 

2022 Committee Goal(s):

  • By April 1, 2022, we will craft language defining the SLSV Coalition's successes to date and the story of how they were achieved. By year's end, this narrative, inclusive of local leaders, will be incorporated into SLSV recruitment tools, Coalition-wide events, and at least one story featured in a national media outlet.
  • By December 31, 2022, student voters or local leaders from BIPOC communities, minority-serving institutions, or community colleges will be featured in, or author, at least five nationally published news features or op-eds. Additionally, we will create new resources and distribute or update existing resources that help establish ongoing communications between at least 20 local partners and local press in their communities, resulting in at least 10 local stories, at least five of which feature BIPOC local leaders.

The SLSV Coalition Book Club is a space for those who want to find community in books, documentaries, podcasts, and movies. Hosted monthly by SLSV Coalition Executive Director and Co-Founder Clarissa Unger, each meeting is a discussion of a different piece of media that speaks to the mission and values of the SLSV Coalition.

working groups

SLSV Coalition Working Groups are ad-hoc committees that organize around short term campaigns or issue areas.

Past working groups: Census, Student Poll Worker Recruitment, 26th Amendment

The Redistricting Working Group is a space for coalition partners who are interested in learning more, organizing, and/or coordinating around the redistricting process. Typically meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

 

Check out Redistricting resources.

 

Co-Chairs:

  • Rebecca Theobald, GeoCivics & University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Ryan Pierannunzi, Fair Elections Center

affinity groups

The SLSV Coalition Affinity Groups are spaces for people with shared identities to build community, share experiences, explore the intersection of one identity with others and consider accessibility within the student voting community. To respect the nature of these affinity group spaces, we ask that only those who identify within these communities attend these spaces. Affinity groups meet on a quarterly basis and host special events throughout the year.

Co-Chairs:

  • Wambui Gatheru, Andrew Goodman Foundation
  • Alyssa Canty, Common Cause

Co-Chairs:

  • Duy Trinh, Tufts University's Institute for Democracy & Higher Education
  • Raymond Partolan, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

Co-Chairs:

  • Sebastian Canales, Cleveland State University

Co-Chairs:

  • JLP Prince, Agnes Scott College
  • Izzy Milch, Forward Montana

Co-Chairs:

  • Chuck Black, Campus Vote Project

stakeholder networks

Several SLSV Coalition partners host Stakeholder Networks that you can join to connect with and learn from your peers. 

The Faculty Network is dedicated to encouraging and helping faculty members to play a consistent role in their institutions’ civic engagement efforts, and to share across multiple disciplines. The Faculty Network is housed at the Scholars Strategy Network

 

The Student Voting Network connects students across the country to learn from each other & share best practices. The Student Voting Network is housed at the Campus Vote Project