Western Slope Youth Voter Initiative

Western Slope Youth Voter Initiative

From Western Slope Youth Voter Initative

This initiative is run by local students working across western Colorado to register our peers to vote. With student volunteers in 10 high schools, our goal is to engage and register students throughout three counties.

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Millennials and Gen Zs (that's us) are quickly overtaking older generations as the largest voting population.  Yet only 46% of us who are eligible to vote exercised that right in 2016. In Western Colorado, we know we have a responsibility as the next generation of decision- makers to get our peers engaged.

So we’ve started a Youth Voter Initiative, a program of Western Colorado Alliance.

While school was out this summer, we built a corps of student volunteers, who have trained hard and have a goal to register as many of our peers as possible to vote throughout three counties and 10 high schools.

With student volunteers in 10 schools, we represent all political beliefs and values. Our goal is simple: We want all eligible students to vote in 2018.  

We've been working with school administrations, local elections offices, and individual teachers to make this happen. We plan to present in every relevant classroom and regularly staff registration tables in each school. 

We've got the drive and the plan, but we're full time students and we don't have all the money we need to fund this program. With professional training resources, registration & tabling materials, and a little bit of schwag, we can make this program a lasting success for the future of democracy in Colorado. 

If you can give $1, $10, $20, $50, or $500, you will help make our work a success.

It’s not just an investment in us, it’s an investment in the future of our democracy. 

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