We’re America’s largest generation, and we’re working for a better future. Here’s our 2019-2020 annual report.
As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.
Eugene, Oregon — OSPIRG’s New Voters Project, one of the country’s oldest and largest youth-led voter mobilization efforts, played a role in increased youth voter rates during the 2020 election.
UO students, faculty members and staff can up their voter engagement game through Pac-12 Voter Challenge. To encourage more people to register and turn out to vote, the University of Oregon has joined the All IN Campus Democracy challenge to encourage greater student participation in voting and civic life.
A politician who’s popular with the youth vote is sometimes a blessing and a curse. Take Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Back in February, Sanders had support from 50 percent of college students, according to a poll from Chegg/College Pulse.… Read more
Eugene, Oregon — Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with the OSPIRGs’ New Voters Project will raise their peers’ awareness over social media, organize diverse coalitions of student groups and hold virtual events in an online effort to register thousands of students to vote.
The “Keep It 100” campaign has partnered with OSPIRG, a student advocacy group on campus, to conduct a competition running through Oct. 13 to see which UO athletics teams can recruit the most registered voters over the next three weeks
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as informed and safe as possible. State of Oregon wildfire resources… Read more
Eugene, OR — As voter registration numbers plummet across the country because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a powerhouse lineup of artists, activists, influencers and elected officials will kick off Democracy Summer 2020 Thursday evening at a virtual event.
The virtual rally helped in gathering support to progress on environmental issues with speakers, chanting, live music, and slam poetry. OSPIRG hosted five events this week across the state. Nationally, the Student PIRGs educated and engaged students in over 50 events on Earth Day.