EMPOWERING YOUNG VOTERS. DEFENDING DEMOCRACY.

 EMPOWERING YOUNG VOTERS. DEFENDING DEMOCRACY.

Energizing
Young
Voters

About Energizing Young Voters

Energizing Young Voters, an initiative of the League of Women Voters, envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

Vision – Every 18-29 year old in the United States will become a life-long voter and engaged citizen.

Mission – Every 18-29 year old will understand:

  • Why it is important to vote
  • Develop the intention to vote
  • Be equipped to overcome all barriers to casting a ballot and participating in our democracy
  • Understand how the political process brings about change 
  • Develop the confidence and skills needed to participate in the political process
  • Be willing to take a stand and defend democracy

Young Voters

Join a diverse group by age (18-29), gender, ethnicity/race, and education type. Set direction and policy for Energizing Young Voters and make a difference in your community!

Educators & Community Groups

Energizing Young Voters offers a suite of programs from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters and its partners designed to create a new generation of lifelong, active voters.

League of Women Voters

Our initiative envisions that every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

 

Your Voice Matters

Want to Get Involved?

Our free, nonpartisan, educational experiences and leadership opportunities help turn students into citizens and reach our two major goals: Empowering young voters and defending democracy.

“I’m so proud of your efforts and achievements with the LWV Young Voters program! You are planting seed, fostering awareness and igniting empowerment that will continue to make a difference in our democracy. I hope this small contribution helps you expand. Keep shining on!” – Merry B

Supporters & collaborators

Thank you to all our supporters & collaborators.

Energizing Young Voters Blog

View the latest news, articles, and more.

Plainfield High School presentation

We're so proud of the Plainfield High School students who created and gave two community presentations using our Fighting for the Vote: Timeline of Suffrage and the Student Advocate Toolkit. One presentation occurred right before the deadline for registering to vote,...

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The NCAA is having a Ted Lasso moment

"I do love a locker room. It smells like potential." — Coach Ted Lasso (the beloved protagonist of Apple TV's latest breakout hit) Ted Lasso's rapid ascent and positive infusion into our cultural zeitgeist solidified something I already knew: That coaches are an often...

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Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 6 – Smithsonian Exhibit at Middlesex College, Edison NJ (Voices & Votes scheduled events)
  • Dec. 5 – 6:30-9 p.m. – Training/information session for Fighting for the Vote. Register here.
  • Dec. 8 – 2 p.m. – Token on the Freedman’s Coat: The Story Behind Thomas Mundy Peterson’s 1884 Voting Medal – College Center, Cafeteria C, Middlesex College
  • Dec. 11 – 11 a.m.-noon – Energizing Young Voters Legislative Committee meeting via Zoom
  • Dec. 11 – 4-5 p.m. – Energizing Young Voters Advisory Board business meeting via Zoom
  • Dec. 12 – 3-3:45 p.m. – League of Women Voters Voter Services Committee meeting
  • Dec. 13 – 2 p.m. – A Vote, A Voice: Women’s Suffrage and the Fight for Representation – College Center, Cafeteria C, Middlesex College.
  • Dec. 15 – Atlantic City Public Schools professional development

All events are EST.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Have a question, want to request a speaker or get involved? Please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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​​Ocean Grove NJ
07756

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