ConnPIRG’s’ New Voters Project is America’s oldest and largest nonpartisan youth voter mobilization program. The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project, has run peer-to-peer young voter mobilization drives to turn out the youth vote on college campuses for more than 25 years. We believe that the full participation of young people in the political process is essential to a truly representative, vibrant democracy. Our goal is to engage as many students as possible in each and every election cycle in order that our generation be represented in the political process, regardless of ideology or political affiliation- here at UConn we have a goal of registering 2,500 students to vote in the Midterm Elections.
Additionally, we are also working on campaigns to:
- Make textbooks more affordable
- Help the hungry and homeless locally
- Save The Bees
- Zero Waste
We are looking for passionate students to join our team!
CONNPIRG interns learn valuable organizing skills, like building and leading teams of volunteers, organizing events on campus, lobbying elected officials, and working with the media. In addition to building their skills and resume, they work to create tangible policy change in the public interest.
Want to get involved? Click Here to learn more about our internships and schedule an on campus interview!
For more information, contact: Alex Peebles-Capin at firstname.lastname@example.org