Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.
Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.
(South) Florida Student Voter Summit
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In 2016, according to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) turnout of students at institutions in the study rose 3% from 2012 to 2016. Young voters were the only age cohort to see a turnout increase from 2012 to 2016. However, the 2014 midterms saw a historic low in turnout nationwide, and especially low for young people.
What will happen this year during the 2018 midterm elections?
Join the Florida Campus Compact, Campus Vote Project, Student PIRGs, and our hosts Florida International University and University of Central Florida for the 2018 Florida Student Voter Summits in Miami and Orlando.
The Summits are free to attend but space is limited. Apply today and secure your spot here!
Join us for a day of of learning and planning with peer institutions as well as visiting experts about how to engage students in voter-friendly practices.
The events are open to students, faculty, and administrators of Florida higher education institutions and will provide substantive material to help institutionalize democratic engagement efforts on your campus.