CLUW is joining with our allies to focus on registering, educating and getting out the young woman’s vote.
CLUW is one of 5 national organizations that have joined with the American Association of University Woman (AAUW) Action Fund’s “It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard” campaign.
The AAUW campaign targets California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and will be concentrating on getting out the vote of young women. Because according to AAUW, “There are as many millennial as there are baby boomers — and women ages 18–31 have enormous potential to be as potent a force in politics for years to come. The difference right now is that millennial have yet to establish a consistent pattern of voting (studies have shown that voting is actually habit-forming). However, fewer millennial voters participated in the 2010 election compared with 2008.”
CLUW has been invited to participate in Get Out the Vote training and to participate with AAUW branches on coordinated activity.
In March AAUW made a Power Point presentation at CLUW’s The Working Woman’s Vote: Making the Difference Conference. To find out more about the program please check out the power point here.
You can also visit the website for campaign information and to take advantage of their great Voter Registration tool at My Vote 2012.
In another arena, CLUW will be joining a collaborative effort spearheaded by the National Women’s Law Center called: THIS IS PERSONAL. According to the campaign overview, “This campaign aims to educate and galvanize hundreds of thousands of millennial women (age 18-35), with a focus on women of color, to protect reproductive health, including access to birth control, abortion, and other reproductive health care.” The first phase will involve voter registration, GOTV and a pledge-to-vote campaign in partnership with Rock the Vote. The website will launch September 13th.
For more information and to get involved contact Carol Rosenblatt at the CLUW Office.