Generation Vote NYC, a Collaboration between Common Cause New York and Rock the Vote, is a Project that works to Mobilize the Next Generation of Young Voters to Engage in New York City’s Municipal Elections.
Twenty-Five Community Partners participated in the Project, including Minkwon Community Action Center, Generation Citizen, CAIR NY, United Neighborhood House, Queens Civic Congress, and the Council of Urban Professionals.
They Promoted and Launched a successful Social Media Campaign and introduced Voters to a Short-Code that allows them to Send Updates to Voters on important Election Deadlines.
They Recruited and Trained over 150 Volunteers, placing them at Summer Outdoor Movie Showings, Street Fairs, Concerts, and Famers Markets at various locations in New York City.
Their Interns and Staff surveyed Young Voters and created a Candidate Questionnaire addressing the Issues Millennial Voters care most about and Distributed it to Hundreds of Candidates Running for City Council and City Office.
The Questionnaire, on Rock the Vote’s Website, garnered over 8,800 Unique Visits.
Almost 40,000 Young Voters received Text Messages from GenVote NYC reminding them to Vote and providing them with Nonpartisan Candidate Info.
Generation Vote NYC is looking forward to Expanding the Program in 2018.
NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker