Learn more about this opportunity and apply online: www.turnoutnation.org/fellowships
Turnout Nation is a non-partisan community of volunteers called Voting Captains, who encourage 10 people in their own social networks to vote in every election. We’re building a community of Voting Captains from all over the United States with the common goal of raising voter turnout and improving representation.
Voting Captains are volunteers that pledge to get in touch with 10 of their friends leading up to an election in their area. Being a Voting Captain is easy enough to do entirely from your couch and makes a big difference! In fact, we did a randomized control trial with Columbia University in 2019 and found that getting 10 friends to vote was 10x more effective than door to door canvassing. Voting Captains coordinate their outreach with the Empower app. There, they can access up to date election information and easily pass it on to their friends.
As a Turnout Nation high school or college student Organizing Fellow, you will act as a representative for your region before an important election. You’ll help recruit, organize, and engage Voting Captains in your community. There will also be an opportunity to work on a voter education project with other fellows. According to a Tufts Circle 2020 report, nearly ⅓ of young people would participate in civic engagement if given an easy opportunity. Not only will you help raise turnout in a local election, you will offer a first step for many in becoming more civically engaged in future elections or movements.