Students for Justice is a paid internship program that was developed in 2020 to engage college students in the struggle to fight systemic voter suppression in the United States and to turn out the vote. Our goal is to create an expanding cohort of young leaders who are passionate about voting rights.
Our interns are heavily recruited from areas where the fight for voting rights is most intense— communities of color in the South. They use successful, data-driven strategies to increase voter registration and turnout in key elections in rural communities. Our interns leverage their time by recruiting and managing volunteers to engage in voter outreach using postcards, phone banking, and text banking. And they also learn how to create paid marketing campaigns to reach young, potential voters on social media.
Since July 1, 2020, we have trained 275 college interns to work on getting out the vote. Our goal for 2022 is to enroll 120 paid college student interns over the summer and fall to work on increasing voter turnout among communities of color in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, all states with open U.S. Senate seats. Turnout will determine who wins these seats and who controls the Senate.
Thank you for investing in the next generation of democracy leaders in the fight for voting rights. This work could not be more timely or more crucial!
Students for Justice is an initiative of the Center for Common Ground, a Virginia-based 501(c)(3). Your donation is tax-deductible.