Civic Engagement Resources
Our resources illustrate our work to increase student voter access by removing voting impediments, instruct college students how to build civic and voter engagement movements on their campuses, and offer online voter registration assistance.
Seven states currently discriminate on the basis of age in their vote-at-home (also known as absentee ballot) systems. In this novel report, a coalition including The Andrew Goodman Foundation, Equal Citizens, UCLA Voting Rights Project, Vote at Home Institute, and Stris & Maher LLP explains why these laws are unconstitutional under the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, which prohibits age discrimination in voting.
The Ambassador Handbook is the go-to guide for voter engagement on your campus. Before hosting any voter registration drives or other events, it is crucial that you become familiar with the contents of this manual. Ambassadors receive a printed copy of the Handbook annually, along with other supplies.
A comprehensive guide to digital organizing, this toolkit offers four strategies for transitioning in-person democratic engagement to an online environment, especially in times of need and social distancing. Complete with case studies about our very own Andrew Goodman Ambassadors’ activities, the Digital Organizing Toolkit provides a roadmap of how to leverage AGF’s digital tools, host virtual events, use your social media platforms, and advocate for change online.
Expanding The Ballot Guide
Expanding the Ballot: Providing Language Assistance to Non-English Proficient Voters Through Multilingual Poll Workers, co-authored by Puffin Democracy Fellow Usjid Hameed, is an overview about the importance of language assistance at the polls, as well as a how-to guide for recruiting multilingual poll workers.
Memorandum to Higher Education Leaders
In partnership with Nancy Thomas of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education and Mike Burns of Campus Vote Project, AGF’s Chief Counsel for Voting Rights Yael Bromberg authored this Memorandum to Higher Education Leaders, containing advice for facilitating student voting amidst COVID-19 conditions. The Memo makes six key recommendations related to where students can register to vote and vote, how campuses can help students meet identification requirements, and what presidents or chancellors can do to advocate for pro-voting reforms.
MSI Vote: Ensuring Democracy and Promoting Voting through the Power of Minority Serving Institutions
MSI Vote, a report from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, looks at the issues affecting young and minority voters, as well as policies that perpetuate their voter suppression. Because Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) educate 20% of all students and 40% of students of color, the report argues that MSIs have a responsibility to promote civic engagement and offers key recommendations.
my.VoteEverywhere is a one-stop-shop online portal where students can find relevant election information. They can register to vote, check their voter registration status, learn about the candidates, find their polling site, learn about voter ID and other requirements, and sign up to receive text message reminders, with information tailored to their campus.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation commissioned a report to measure the impact of expanded on-campus early voting opportunities in Florida during the 2018 General Election.