An effort to encourage young voters to get registered and make sure their votes count, will soon be coming to college campuses in western North Carolina.
Secure the Ballot is voter registration and voter engagement organization focused on engaging the millennial and Gen Z generations in the South, particularly with black, brown and rural Americans.
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The nonprofit just announced its college partnerships, forming a new coalition of organizations working to increase Gen Z voter registration.
“As a young organization, we’re both thrilled and encouraged by the excitement to get involved with our work to increase voter registration among Gen Z Americans,” said Cory Alpert, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Secure the Ballot. “These partnerships provide us access to not just students but also student-athletes, where we’ll be able to register to vote, educate and empower college athletes to get both them and their peers more civically engaged.”
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The partnerships are tied with the athletic departments in a number of colleges and universities including Appalachian State University and UNC Asheville.
As part of the partnership with each athletic program, Secure the Ballot provides unique landing pages for each school to track voter registrations, online learning tools for civic engagement and opportunities for webinars with government officials.
The full list of participating schools:
- Appalachian State University
- Campbell University
- Coastal Carolina University
- Florida A&M University
- Georgia State University
- North Carolina Central University
- Savannah State University
- UNC Asheville
- UNC Greensboro
- University of South Carolina
- Virginia Commonwealth University
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