The Campus Takeover program is co-led by the Alliance for Youth Organizing and the National Conference on Citizenship’s Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. The two organizations lead the Campus Takeover efforts to share resources, build community, and support those who are hosting National Voter Registration Day activities on college and university campuses.
This is an opportunity for your organization, office, and/or campus to opt-in to the larger conversation on how to foster a culture of civic engagement on your campus and community around you. Whether this is your first time participating or your fifth time, you should opt-in so you can be in the know of what’s going on across the country on one of the best days to celebrate democracy.
We are proud to build on our work from previous years to make this the biggest Campus Takeover event yet. Last year, we had more than 550 campuses celebrate NVRD with us and we are expecting many more this year!
Of course, we are thinking through how we can continue to support our partners while we learn what our campuses may look like this September. Whether we are operating in-person, online, or a combination of the two, Campus Takeover will provide the support to ensure the success of your NVRD event.
Right now, we are listening to our partners’ concerns and updates to learn how we can best help you all in September. As we learn more, we will consider adjustments to our plans so partners can still have a huge impact on September 22nd. We’re looking at special webinars and toolkits on digital outreach strategies for local groups, requesting absentee mail-in ballots, and more.
Democracy can, will, and must go on despite the trying circumstances we’re seeing now. Our goals for this year’s NVRD remain lofty and our purpose remains clear. And we feel fortunate to have so many of you right there alongside us.
For more information, visit NVRD’s official statement here.
If you are planning on having a National Voter Registration Day event on a college campus, make sure that you register to be an official partner. Signing up to be an official partner of Campus Takeover and National Voter Registration Day will give you access to additional support, stickers, posters, and other materials – all for free!
Alliance for Youth Organizing (Alliance) is a nation-wide network of local, youth-led organizations working to build the political power of young people across the nation through community based issue advocacy and robust civic engagement work. For more than seven years as a network, the Alliance has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young voters, advanced issues like Automatic Voter Registration, founded national holidays like National Voter Registration Day, trained thousands of young leaders, and engaged millions of young people in elections up and down the ballot.
The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is the national hub and largest nonpartisan network in the United States dedicated to increasing college student voter participation. We convene and connect partners, campuses, and students with each other and with resources and programming towards achieving our vision of ensuring that every student has easy and equal access to participate in every election. We use data, relationships, celebration, and easy-to-follow planning structures, to help campus and local leaders register and turnout more student voters every year.