A cornerstone of our work has always been to engage young people our democracy, and elections play a critical role. For over 40 years we have prepared our peers to vote by ensuring access to the tools they need to make it to the polls and successfully exercise their right to vote. Young people will inherit our State, so it is important we have a voice in electing the decision makers we will hold accountable.
In 2008, MPIRG chapters registered over 16,000 students to vote across Minnesota.
This election, not only are we voting on legislators, but we must protect our constitution from voter restrictions and discrimination. That is why MPIRG chapters across the state created the Vote NOvember 6 campaign, and are pledging students to vote NO on the marriage and voter ID amendments. We must make our voices heard and fight for our future, because we do not want Minnesota to end up on the wrong side of history.
With over 5,000 students registered or pledged to vote NO already, we are excited to Get Out the Student Vote this NOvember!
Emma Wright, MPIRG Board Chair