2016 Vote Program
YP4’s Civic Engagement and Vote Program worked with nearly 60 young people in 22 states beginning last June through November’s election. After attending an initial training June 26-28, Fellows returned to their communities to develop a campaign plan for their nonpartisan civic engagement and vote work over the coming months. From August through November 8th, YP4 staff were in weekly contact with these organizers, offering support, additional trainings, and facilitating connections to coalition partners.
Over the course of their work, YP4 Fellows had real, measurable impact in their communities.
- YP4 Fellows mobilized over 10,000 people to the polls through voter mobilization efforts including voter registration drives, our Arrive With Five program, and various community or campus events.
- YP4 Fellows collectively organized and assisted with over 60 civic engagement events across the country.
- YP4 Fellows trained over 200 additional organizers in their respective communities to do civic engagement work.
- Over 30 YP4 Fellows in the Civic Engagement and Vote Program developed relationships with local, state, or national partner organizations through their work.
YP4 brought a unique lens to our civic engagement and vote work this cycle by not only focusing on traditional Get Out the Vote (GOTV) work but also training folks to organize against barriers to accessing the ballot box and including young people who cannot vote in building long-term political progressive power.