Happy Civic Holiday season, Alliance Fam! 🥳
National Voter Registration Day is one of the most important (and one of our favorite) days of the year, and this year we are celebrating TEN years of NVRD!!
Did you know that the Alliance co-founded the holiday? Ten years ago we realized millions of people were not casting a ballot because they missed a voter registration deadline. So, with a coalition of partners, we formed the first-ever National Voter Registration Day! Youth organizers in the Alliance Network have always dominated the voter registration game. And they showed up and showed out yet again during this year’s 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Check out what some of the Alliance Network youth organizers were up to last week. 👇🏽
NVRD in the Alliance Network
Loud Light stayed busy on NVRD with League of Women Voters Kansas at their court of appeals hearing on their voter suppression lawsuit!
Forward Montana celebrated by tabling in the Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, and Kalispell communities with some awesome prize giveaways.
Detroit Action hosted a National Voter Registration Day BBQ for their community, and shared their DA Be A Voter hub to make voting that much easier for Detroit residents.
One APIA Nevada brought back their NVRD petting zoo while also having a showing of the hit film Everything Everywhere All At Once and music from local DJ, Miss Joy.
The Washington Bus Education staff hosted four events across the state to get young people pre-registered and registered to vote for this upcoming election.
Campus Takeover is a nationwide effort to mobilize students around elections and to create a culture of civic engagement on college campuses by facilitating celebratory events during the Civic Holidays. This year, we saw some incredibly creative, innovative, and engaging National Voter Registration Day events hosted by our Campus Takeover partners where hundreds were registered to vote.
Alliance Network orgs like MOVE Texas and Engage Miami joined in on the fun by celebrating NVRD all week long with partners Pizza to the Polls and Levi Strauss Co. on college campuses across their communities to get young people vote ready for the midterms.
Here are some highlights from Campus Takeover 👇🏽
ICYMI: Highlights from Youth For The Win–A Livestream Event
Last week, we celebrated the start of the civic holidays season by hosting our first-ever Livestream event “Youth For the Win: How Young People will Decide the Midterms”! We had two panels featuring leaders from the Alliance Network, two guest DJ performances, and remarks from some very special guests.
If you missed out, you can still check out the entire livestream on the Alliance website!