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  • Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Media Hits | MASSPIRG Students
    Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable Media Hits | MASSPIRG Students
    Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable Media Hits | MASSPIRG Students
    Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/node/246/content/media-hit (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable Media Hits | MASSPIRG Students
    Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students

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  • Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections | MASSPIRG Students
    once again highlight the importance of engaging young people in elections Political prognosticators should look at 2012 and once and for all stop cynical forecasts that predict young people will opt out of the political system en masse said Cole Instead we should take home the lesson that reaching out to young people where they are making it easy to engage in politics and paying attention to the issues they care about works According to expert analysis young voter mobilization programs that maximize the peer to peer vote contacts highlight issues of importance to young people and leverage technology to reach them on their computers and phones can significantly increase youth turnout rates on Election Day Since 2004 partisan and non partisan campaigns have significantly increased their efforts to reach young people through these methods and are credited as a large reason for the rising youth vote trend witnessed over the past several election cycles Preliminary results provided by local elections officials indicate that turnout at many student dominated precincts at campuses targeted by the Student PIRGs New Voters Project this election cycle demonstrated significant increases in youth turnout over 2008 For instance At Florida State University Precinct 1507 showed a 29 percent increase The University of Maryland STAMP voting center demonstrated a 48 percent increase over 2008 North Carolina State University s Wake Precinct showed a 13 percent increase Precinct 48 at the University of Texas Dallas demonstrated a 46 percent increase University of Massachusetts Amherst Precinct 3 for instance showed a 29 percent increase over 2008 Young people are just like any other voter concluded Cole When you pay attention to them they will show up on Election Day New Voters Project About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community

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  • Youth Vote Increases at Local Student Precincts in Massachusetts | MASSPIRG Students
    MASSPIRG s New Voters Project worked in partnership with the UMass Votes Coalition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to run an intensive voter mobilization drive on campus over the past several weeks Using scientifically proven voter outreach and mobilization techniques such as peer to peer phonebanks and canvasses text message outreach and classroom announcements the campaign made 11 900 vote reminders in the days leading up to the election They also helped to register 2 500 young voters through a combination through an online voting software application and pavement pounding with registration forms attached to clipboards Creative events such as asking students to pledge to vote by wearing themed masks to represent the issues students would be voting for closer to election day and organizing a Umass Style flash mob to the wildly popular Youtube hit Gangnam Style UMass Votes helped build a buzz on campus and reach thousands more potential voters The best people to urge a young person to the poll is another young person said Shawna Upton Our campaign shows definitively that if you pay attention to young voters they will pay attention to you About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make

    Original URL path: http://masspirgstudents.org/news/youth-vote-increases-local-student-precincts/ma (2016-04-29)
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  • Local Youth Vote Campaign Launched Final Push To Get Out The Vote | MASSPIRG Students
    coalitions of student organizations registered over 9 600 new youth voters for this election For the several days leading up to election day the goal is to make over 25 000 voter contacts to get out the vote Election morning Berkshire Community College Pittsfield MA MASSPIRG the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group is a non profit non partisan public interest organization Visit us at masspirg org The Student PIRGs New Voters Project is one of the largest on the ground non partisan young voter mobilization campaigns in the country Over the past 25 years we have helped to register more than 1 7 million young people around the country and made millions of personal get out the vote reminders In 2012 the campaign will target 75 campuses in 17 states with intensive youth vote campaigns that will leverage proven on the ground and online peer to peer techniques to turn out young voters About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact News Releases by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students

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  • Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit | MASSPIRG Students
    and which groups individuals will play roles in organizing them You ll need people to work on logistics publicity and volunteer recruitment for each event Step 2 Hold your Fundraiser Here are some ideas for fundraisers Run a Spare Change Drive Collect jars and paste labels for the Spare Change drive on them Put the jars everywhere dorms stores academic departments dining halls etc Ask local and campus cafes and coffee shops to place donation jars by the cash register for people to donate their change Advertise the drive around campus Go door to door Some campus groups have raised thousands of dollars by going door to door in campus apartments or dorms and asking people to donate the change they have around the house on coffee tables jars and in couches Set up a dorm competition American University students organized a dorm penny drive competition Each residence hall had a huge jar in the lobby and residents were urged to toss extra change into the jar In order to increase competition and money raised the organizers added the rule that paper money was subtracted from the total So in order to reduce other hall s points residents put dollar bills in other dorms jars Set up a day when all of the spare change jars will be collected Recruit some volunteers to count of all of change Sponsor a concert Contact local bands and ask them to play a set for your concert Find a venue for the concert We suggest both looking into places on campus many dorms and student unions have rooms that could hold concerts and calling local restaurants bars to find the best event Publicize the event be sure you are telling people where the proceeds are going Put up posters and hand out fliers Ask groups and campus departments to send announcements to their listserves Have members of the coalition text their friends Setup a facebook event Call the campus newspaper and ask them to run a story on the event in advancevi Put the event on the online campus calendar Set up the logistics for collecting the money at the door Organize a raffle Go door to door to local businesses and ask them to donate gift certificates or items for the raffle Find a venue for the raffle drawing We suggest both looking into places on campus many dorms and student unions have rooms that could hold concerts and calling local restaurants bars to find the best event Design and print raffle tickets here s a website http www raffleprinter com Determine the cost of the raffle ticket If you want to sell each ticket for 5 you ll need to sell approximately 215 tickets to raise 1 000 this will help defray the cost of printing the tickets Recruit volunteers to sell raffle tickets and set goals for the number that each will sell Publicize the raffle drawing Put up posters and hand out fliers Ask groups and campus departments to

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