Colleges and universities in the United States have long embraced the responsibility to foster the next generation of informed, engaged citizens necessary for our democracy to thrive. In fact, federal regulations in the Higher Education Act require institutions of higher education to promote voter registration on their campuses. However, instructions on how to best do this are vague and myths about student voting cause confusion among both students and administrators.
The Students Learn Students Vote Coalition promotes civic learning and engagement on campuses across the country by providing a series of key steps and information on best practices that institutions can use to create a more voter friendly campus.
Nonpartisanship guides the actions of the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. It guides how we interact with colleges, universities, faculty, administrators, students, community organizations, and local leaders. It drives us to work with legislators impartially regardless of party or rank. It allows us to focus on building the strongest relationships possible with community organizations and higher education institutions working to improve voter access and create opportunities for students to participate in the democratic process. Most importantly, we are nonpartisan because we believe elections should be inclusive and we envision a democracy that is truly of all people, by all people, and for all people.
The SLSV Coalition does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. We encourage and urge individuals and organizations we work with to become politically active, because we do not believe that political equals partisan. The views expressed by our members are their own and do not constitute the views or position of the SLSV Coalition.