The American Political Science Association’s (APSA) RAISE the Vote campaign, in accordance with APSA’s Statement on Civic Engagement and Voting, is a nonpartisan effort to provide political science faculty with the tools needed to effectively encourage student registration, voting, and democratic engagement. The campaign’s main goal is to increase college student registration, voting, and civic engagement through two key mechanisms:
- Provide concrete steps and best practices that faculty can use in the classroom and on-campus to encourage student engagement;
The resources highlighted by the RAISE the Vote campaign are featured on this site, in APSA member newsletters, on PoliticalScienceNow.com, APSA’s social media channels, and throughout other APSA programming. Each month of the campaign features a theme, which covers a broad range of procedural and substantive issue areas, pedagogical practices, and campus-level strategies. The views expressed in the posts and articles featured in the RAISE the Vote campaign are those of the authors and contributors alone and do not represent the views of APSA.
|November 2019||Best Practices in Encouraging Student Registration, Voting, and Democratic Engagement|
|December 2019||Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations for Democratic Engagement|
|January-February 2020||Upcoming Caucuses & Primaries|
|March 2020||Voting Behavior & Political Participation|
|April 2020||Candidate Recruitment & Campaign Finance|
|May 2020||Polling, Forecasting, and Data|
|June 2020||Candidates, Campaigns, and Political Communication|
|July 2020||Convention & Party Politics|
|August 2020||Voter Suppression, Voter Fraud, and Voter Engagement|
|September 2020||Best Practices for Getting Students to the Polls|
|October 2020||Key Local & State Races|
|November 2020||Preparing Students for Election Outcomes|
|December 2020||Tips for Continued Engagement|
In addition, the RAISE the Vote campaign includes special events and grants focused on student voting and civic engagement. Interested parties are advised to check back often for updates.
Questions about the RAISE the Vote campaign can be directed to Dr. Tanya Schwarz, APSA’s Director of Teaching & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About APSA: Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world.