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Campus Vote Project launches ‘final push’ to turn out youth

The Daily Californian, Katia Pokotyto:

The California Campus Vote Project, a nonpartisan coalition of student associations including CalPIRG Students and the UC Student Association, hosted a daylong “vote-a-thon” Tuesday to mobilize students to vote and highlight youth participation in the election.

During the event, student volunteers helped thousands of students make plans to vote over the phone, through text and over social media, and they worked with faculty and administrators to make announcements in classes and send emails to students reminding them to vote. Volunteers also sent last-minute resources for voters in group chats and on social media platforms.

The vote-a-thon, which began at 10 a.m. and ended at 8 p.m., featured speeches from student leaders across the UC and California State University systems as well as California private colleges. State Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, also spoke at the event about the importance of voting.

Read the full article here.


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