On Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, our Engage the Election 2014 Webinar Series will continue with Paul Loeb, founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) and author of the classic civic engagement books Soul of a Citizen, and The Impossible Will Take a Little While (Paul will have free copies of the new edition available at the ADP/TDC meeting).
CEEP is a national non-partisan voter-engagement project that helps America’s colleges and universities get their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on issues and candidates, navigate challenging voting laws, and turn out at the polls. They work through administrators, faculty and staff plus student leaders, helping them use their key positions to engage their campuses. CEEP reached 750 schools in 2012 and just finished a highly successful Virginia pilot for off-year elections, nearly doubling student turnout in key precincts at some of their participating schools.
Paul will talk about CEEP’s specific lessons for off-year elections where 80% of students stayed home in some of the most contested states in 2010. His webinar will include how to overcome student cynicism (see this article of his for InsideHigherEd), how to make elections salient on your campus even without a presidential race, how to give academic credit for nonpartisan engagement teams, and how to work with outside community groups, like Virginia Commonwealth’s partnership.
To join the webinar:
Enter the virtual room via this URL at 2 p.m. EST: https://aascu.adobeconnect.com/ete-ceep/
Dial in to the audio conferencing at the following numbers, using Participant Code: 499385
US (Toll): 1-719-387-8317
US (Toll Free): 1-866-642-1665