The RAISE the Vote campaign’s primary goal is to provide political science faculty with specific tools for encouraging student registration, voting, and democratic engagement. One of the ways we hope to do that is by sharing the work of political scientists who either conduct research on issues relevant to political participation and voting, teach on related issues, and/or work in the classroom and on campus to encourage student civic engagement.
If you want to contribute a blog post to the campaign to be featured on PoliticalScienceNow.com and this website, send the following information to Dr. Tanya Schwarz, APSA’s Director of Teaching & Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Name, affiliation, contact info
- Brief summary of post proposal (no more than a paragraph)
- Preferred monthly theme to feature the post
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. Questions about whether your post fits within a specific theme should be directed to Tanya Schwarz.
|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|
Please note that APSA retains full editorial control over campaign posts, and expects all posts to be non-partisan in framing, language, and tone. All posts should also be accessible and jargon-free.