The NC Campus Compact Vote Initiative by hcj


									The NC Campus Compact Vote Initiative

$400 Mini-grants for Vote Initiatives Available!
Let’s keep the momentum going! North Carolina has improved in its national ranking for Presidential Election voting over the past 5 elections. In 1988 NC ranked 47th with a 43% voter turnout, but the good news is this ranking improved to 35th in 2004 (54.6% voter turnout). We got a good thing going, and NC Campus Compact wants to help you get your campus involved in the 2008 Presidential Election to continue this trend. North Carolina Campus Compact challenges each of our members to engage their students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities in the 2008 Presidential Election. We encourage campuses to apply for our 2008 Vote Initiative mini-grants to register lots of voters, improve voter turnout, and help educate voters on making informed decisions. Use these $400 mini-grants to empower your student government associations, academic departments, and offices to create or improve initiatives for the 2008 election. This mini-grant initiative is intended to improve voter registration, turnout, and awareness. How you do that is up to you and your campus. Members are invited to utilize these funds to create or enhance initiatives on your campus to accomplish these goals. Previous initiatives include distribution of registration forms at freshman orientations, door-to-door voter registration in residence halls, voter kickoff events, and the creation of interactive online tools to encourage voter awareness and registration. Please see below for model initiatives other campuses previously implemented and visit for further details on these and other initiatives. Attached is a two page application for the 2008 NC Campus Compact Vote Initiative. Funds must be used between September 8th and November 14th. Questions can be addressed to NC Campus Compact Program Coordinator, Jonathan Romm, email:, phone (336)-278-7197.

Previous Model Voter Programs (click on hyperlink for more details):
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Find Your Voice / Make Your Choice - Central Michigan University (Voter workshops, open house, and website) Oxy Votes - Occidental College (Voter registration drive) Connecting service with voting - Penn State University (Service-based voter registration project) Brown University - a president's memo to students (Campus president involvement) Brevard Community College - "Political Action Day" (Open forums, speeches, voter registration) 26,000 New Registered Voters - Eastern Oregon University – (Voter kickoff event with state representatives and SGA presentations designed to clarify candidate platforms )


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - a freshman seminar course focused on voting with a service component (Voter Registration and Education with U101)


Forming coalitions to register voters - San Francisco State Univ. (Faculty, staff, and admin voter registration initiatives)

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