Volume II, No. 2; October 5, 2004
National Non-Partisan Organizations for Students
Matters is a non-partisan organization of students
and professors working on campuses across the country to educate
people about the role of money in politics and it’s
impact on democracy. They are currently accepting applications
for paid internships through their
Intern Program. For more information or to apply, send a resume
and cover letter to Alex Cole, West Coast Field Organizer,
Voter Guide Project is dedicated to the idea that all people
should have access to nonpartisan information about the why, how
and what of voting and other forms of civic involvement.
- New Voters Project is a
nonpartisan effort to register over 265,000 new 18 – 24 year old
voters for the 2004 election cycle and turn hundreds of thousands of
them to the polls on Election Day.
Agenda has launched a nonpartisan voter guide to the upcoming U.S.
elections called First Choice 2004. The guides are topically organized
around issues rather than candidates and address such topics as terrorism,
jobs, gay rights, college costs, race, or health care. Each guide presents
key facts and three different points of view about how to address each
one. Each point of view comes with the arguments for and against, along
with potential costs and benefits.
- Youth04 is a non-profit,
non-partisan organization that seeks to transform the role 18-25 year
olds will play in the 2004 election. Youth04 is creating student
chapters on college campuses to involve students in activities that
will encourage participation in the upcoming elections in November.