NextGen NH To Run Get Out The Youth Vote Primary Campaigns

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MANCHESTER – As the spotlight shifts from the Iowa Caucuses to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, thousands of young Granite Staters are preparing to vote in their first presidential primary.

NextGen New Hampshire’s youth program is working to engage students at 12 college campuses across the state and mobilize young voters in many of New Hampshire’s largest cities and towns.

The organization will be running Get Out The Vote programs on college campuses across the state to turnout students and young voters in the community. NextGen New Hampshire is running rides to the polls programs at the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth University, and Plymouth State University, and there will be a rides to the polls program at Keene State College organized by KSC Votes.

NextGen New Hampshire is committed to pledging 19,000 young people to vote and reaching over 42,000 people under the age of 35 by finding young voters in-person, online, and through the mail. It’s youth vote program will continue through the General Election in November to ensure that Granite State voters send a Democrat to the White House, re-elect Senator Shaheen, and remove Governor Sununu from office.
NextGen New Hampshire is educating, empowering, and mobilizing young New Hampshire voters, as they have since 2014.

“Young Granite Staters are going to decide who the next president is going to be, and NextGen New Hampshire is leading the charge to engage this new generation of voters,” said Brian Rogers, NextGen’s New Hampshire State Director. “I’ve organized New Hampshire students since 2014, and this is the most fired up I’ve seen college campuses get about voting in an election.” 

For the first time, nationwide voters between the ages of 18 and 35 will make up the largest voting bloc and are ushering in a more diverse generation of voters. In New Hampshire the UNH Carsey School found that more than 69,000 potential voters reached voting age since 2016.

“The youth vote is becoming the most influential demographic in American politics, and NextGen is the largest organization solely focused on mobilizing these voters in the Granite State,” said NextGen New Hampshire Press Secretary, Dan Bristol. “Our generation is already fundamentally altering the conversation as we select our next president. We’re fighting for progressive candidates who will work to end climate change, guarantee access to affordable healthcare, and bring higher education into reach without crippling student loan debt.”
NextGen New Hampshire’s Campus Get Out The Vote Efforts:

WHEN:
 Friday, February 7
9AM-5PM (with volunteer shifts launching every hour starting at 9AM)
        
Saturday, February 8
9AM-5PM (with volunteer shifts launching every hour starting at 9AM)

Sunday, February 9
9AM-5PM (with volunteer shifts launching every hour starting at 9AM)

Monday, February 10
9AM-5PM (with volunteer shifts launching every hour starting at 9AM)

Election Day, Tuesday, February 11
9AM-6PM (with volunteer shifts launching every hour starting at 9AM)
 
WHERE:
 UNH
Memorial Union Building Circle
83 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824
Election Day rides to the polls (7am–7pm)

Plymouth State University
Hartman Union Building
17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264
Election Day rides to the polls: Court St, Plymouth, NH 03264 (8am–7pm)

Keene State College
Young Student Center
83 Blake St, Keene, NH 03431
Election Day rides to the polls (8am–7pm)

Dartmouth 
February 7–10 volunteer shifts 9am–5pm
Novack Café Study Area
25 North Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755

On Election Day
Dartmouth Green
Intersection of N Main Street & E Wheelock St, Hanover, NH 03755
Volunteer shifts 9am–6pm; Rides to the polls 7am–7pm

Manchester
NextGen New Hampshire office
25 Lowell St Suite 201, Manchester, NH 03101
NextGen New Hampshire has been working with young voters for 6 years and can speak to this demographic with authority. Contact Dan Bristol for more information, details about events on college campuses, and to RSVP at dan.bristol@nextgenamerica.org

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