Each year, the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition collectively sets goals to guide us as a coalition. Our goals are developed based on input from hundreds of partners and refined by our team, our Executive Committee, and our Advisory Board. Our nine guiding principles, especially our principles of committing to racial justice and contributing to an equitable democracy, set the foundation and are woven throughout each of our annual goals.
Our overarching theme, reflected in our 2021 goals, is “bringing presidential election energy to an ‘odd’ year.” While 2021 is an odd-numbered year without federal elections, it’s more than that for us. After the past year, 2021 will be another odd and unprecedented period – a year of reintegration after a global pandemic and re-envisioning what our democracy can be as we strive for ideals of justice and equity that have never been fully realized in our country.
There are no “off” election years. This work does not stop, so neither will we. These are the goals we have set and will collectively work toward together in 2021.
Recognizing the importance of getting college students more engaged in our democratic processes, the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition was founded in February 2016 to design and advance a shared agenda around student voting and political learning in higher education. Comprised of a diverse group of nearly 400 local, state, national, and student nonpartisan organizations working with over 1,600 campuses, the SLSV Coalition is the national hub and the largest nonpartisan network in the U.S. dedicated to increasing political learning and college student voting. These are the goals we have collectively set for ourselves for 2019 & 2020.