Updates

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

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.

Ducks “Keep it 100” to Mark Voter Registration Day

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

Oregon wildfire resources

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

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.

An update from OSPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.