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National Civic Summit - Vote18 - Marco Ceglie

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National Civic Summit - Vote18 - Marco Ceglie

  1. 1. “Citizens in a democracy aren’t born, they are made.”<br /> - Benjamin Franklin<br />
  2. 2. Our Challenge<br />In 2004, young people aged 18-24 voted at lower rates than any other age group. <br />42% vs. almost 60% of all eligible voters.<br />In 2008, despite unprecedented enthusiasm and increased turnout, young voters 18-24 still did not break the 50% threshold. [CIRCLE] <br />
  3. 3. Our Goals<br /><ul><li>Engage students through self-interest and interaction.
  4. 4. Show students the value of their vote through tactile experience.
  5. 5. Bring civics back to the classroom.
  6. 6. Affordable and easy to implement.
  7. 7. Close the gap between new registers and active voters.</li></li></ul><li>Track Record: 2004-2009<br />22,000 students<br />650 classrooms<br />22 states<br />
  8. 8. TheImpact<br />Vote 18<br />• Empowers first-time voters<br />• Registers new voters <br />• Increases political awareness <br />• Promotes dialogue <br />• Encourages today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. <br />
  9. 9. The Game<br />
  10. 10. Part I.     Interactive History of Voting<br />Part II.     Mock Election <br />Part III.     Registering to Vote<br />
  11. 11. Engagement not Lecture<br />
  12. 12. Follow Up<br /><ul><li> Engaging Students:
  13. 13. Campaigns
  14. 14. Issues
  15. 15. Advocacy
  16. 16. Non-Profits
  17. 17. Volunteering
  18. 18. Networking
  19. 19. Community Building</li></li></ul><li>Partners<br />Secretaries of State<br />League of Women Voters<br />Teach For America<br />Rock the Vote<br />Center for Civic Engagement (ASU)<br />Corporate Community Outreach Programs<br />Washington, DC & Phx, AZ<br />
  20. 20. Media<br />
  21. 21. Adopt & Implement<br />In House Coordinator Works with Vote 18 <br />Vote 18 Provides Facilitator Training & Development <br />Vote 18 Provides Follow Up and Young Voter Engagement Support<br />
  22. 22. Vote 18 is a Premier, Low Cost Youth Voter Engagement Tool<br /><ul><li>Engage students through self-interest and interaction.
  23. 23. Show students the value of their vote through tactile experience.
  24. 24. Bring civics back to the classroom.
  25. 25. Keep it free for schools and easy to adopt for teachers.
  26. 26. Close the gap between new registers and active voters.</li></li></ul><li>Student Feedback for Vote 18<br />
  27. 27. Bring Vote 18 to Your State<br />Email: Marco@Vote18.org<br />Call: 718-483-6616<br />Web: http://Vote18.org<br />

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