We want to place an emphasis on voter registration in the fall of 2008. As the 2008 presidential election approaches, our goal is to register all Elon University students. We will host a voter registration week during which we will sponsor a College Coffee to spread our message and have registration tables set up around campus, particularly in the Moseley Center.
We produce and distribute T-shirts each semester that encourage students to vote and participate in politics. This fall we hope to have registered and all upperclassmen and focus our efforts on registering incoming first-year students.
A democratic system depends on the participation of all its citizens. For their voices to be heard and their issues of concern to receive attention, it is important that students vote. We hope to increase student participation to at least the same level as national participation in elections in the hopes that this will force politicians to pay more attention to student issues.