NVRD: A Day of Action Especially on College Campuses

Tomorrow campuses from across the country will be participating in a day of action to register voters. Held this year on September 23rd, National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a one day blitz with events that will raise awareness of the need to register and update voter registration, and encourage all eligible voters to participate in this year’s midterm elections. Events like those celebrating NVRD tomorrow are particularly important to raise awareness in students. Unlike in presidential elections, college campuses are a low priority for midterm candidates’ registration and Get Out The Vote efforts. This doesn’t mean November’s election is any less important for college students. Voters will elect officials who will make decisions on issues like student loans and debt, college affordability, job creation, and environmental issues. These are issues that directly impact students. It’s critical students make sure their voices are heard. Here are some simple things you can do to be a part of NVRD tomorrow: Register to vote or update your voter registration information. For information on how to do that visit CVP’s website or the NVRD website. Participate on an NVRD event on your campus. Use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to remind students about NVRD using #CelebrateNVRD or mentioning @CelebrateNVRD. Encourage your friends to register to vote. Participate in #votepledge2014. NVRD is a great opportunity for campuses to begin focusing attention on Election Day and the importance of voting. Registration deadlines are sometimes as far out as 30 days before Election Day, which is often well before most students are paying attention to elections. The time to inform and empower students is now. Students often lack basic information about registering and voting, which is a major barrier to participation....