Energizing
Young
Voters

About Energizing Young Voters

Energizing Young Voters, an initiative of the League of Women Voters, envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

Vision – Every 18-29 year old in the United States will become a life-long voter.

Mission – Every 18-29 year old will understand:

  • Why it is important to vote
  • Develop the intention to vote
  • Be equipped to overcome all barriers to casting a ballot

Young Voters

Join a diverse group by age (18-29), gender, ethnicity/race, and education type. Set direction and policy for Energizing Young Voters and make a difference in your community!

Educators & Community Groups

Energizing Young Voters offers a suite of programs from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters and its partners designed to create a new generation of lifelong, active voters.

League of Women Voters

Our initiative envisions that every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

 

Your Voice Matters

Want to Get Involved?

Our free, nonpartisan, educational experiences and leadership opportunities help turn students into citizens and reach our two major goals: Empowering young voters and defending democracy.

“I’m so proud of your efforts and achievements with the LWV Young Voters program! You are planting seed, fostering awareness and igniting empowerment that will continue to make a difference in our democracy. I hope this small contribution helps you expand. Keep shining on!” – Merry B

Supporters & collaborators

Thank you to all our supporters & collaborators.

Energizing Young Voters Blog

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What is Energizing Young Voters all about?

Shortly after the Inauguration on January 20, 2021, Lisa Kay Solomon, the developer of one of our teaching modules (Vote by Design,) wrote an article in www.thefulcrum.us. Solomon says, Amanda Gorman is “a civic futurist.” Gorman says: "We lift our gazes not to what...

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Energizing Young Voters – Civics Education in Action

Energizing Young Voters –– Civics Education in Action Voter Engagement Programing offered under the auspices of the League of Women Voters of Southern Monmouth County Vision – Every 18-29 year old in the United States will become a life-long voter. They will...

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Upcoming Events

  • ​​1/22/2021 – Neptune High School – American Justice class
  • ​​​​1/29/2021 – Neptune Middle School – ESL grades 6-8
  • ​​2/4/2021 – Asbury Park Middle School – grade 7
  • 2/17/2021 – Hope Academy Charter School – grades 6, 7, and 8
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If you live in any of these districts/towns, please see the previous post from today - and write a letter or make a phone call to your NJ Assembly person urging a vote on A-1271.Anthony Varelli (d-15) is chair - East Amwell Township, Ewing Township, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township (Mercer), Lambertville City, Lawrence Township (Mercer), Pennington Borough, Trenton City, West Amwell Township, West Windsor Township Lisa Swain (D-38) is co-chair. Bergenfield Borough, Fair Lawn Borough, Glen Rock Borough, Hasbrouck Heights Borough, Hawthorne Borough, Lodi Borough, Maywood Borough, New Milford Borough, Oradell Borough, Paramus Borough, River Edge Borough, Rochelle Park Township, Saddle Brook TownshipSadaf Jaffer (educator/activist) D-16 (Branchburg Township, Delaware Township (Hunterdon), Flemington Borough, Hillsborough Township, Manville Borough, Millstone Borough, Montgomery Township, Princeton (Princeton Borough and Princeton Township merged on Jan. 1, 2013), Raritan Township, Readington Township, Rocky Hill Borough, Somerville Borough, South Brunswick Township, Stockton Borough)Eric Simonsen (R-1) Avalon Borough, Cape May City, Cape May Point Borough, Commercial Township, Corbin City, Dennis Township, Downe Township, Estell Manor City, Fairfield Township (Cumberland), Greenwich Township (Cumberland), Hopewell Township (Cumberland), Lawrence Township (Cumberland), Lower Township, Maurice River Township, Middle Township, Millville City, North Wildwood City, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Shiloh Borough, Stone Harbor Borough, Stow Creek Township, Upper Township, Vineland City, West Cape May Borough, West Wildwood Borough, Weymouth Township, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, Woodbine Borough ... See MoreSee Less
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If you live in NJ-LD-30 Edward (Ned) Thompson (R) which includes: Avon-by-the-Sea Borough, Belmar Borough, Bradley Beach Borough, Brielle Borough, Farmingdale Borough, Howell Township, Lake Como Borough, Lakewood Township, Manasquan Borough, Point Pleasant Borough, Sea Girt Borough, Spring Lake Borough, Spring Lake Heights Borough, Wall TownshipPlease write or call him and ask him to work with the State and Local Government Committe on which he serves to bring A-1271 for a vote. This bill will allow high school students one day of excused absence annually if they participate in some type of civic engagement. The bill has already been considered and voted on in the Senate (S2304) unanimously but was referred to his committee. Please don't let this die in committee. You can make the difference.Here are some points you can make:1) The bill is the work of a group of high school students, both Republicans and Democrats including the chair of the Young High School Democrats and the Young High School Republicans, collaborating on a bill that they believe will help our nation and its people. 2) This is the second legislative session in which they have worked to have their bill considered; they show the persistence needed in working to achieve a goal that is important to them - please don't teach them that it doesn't matter and allow the bill to die in committee3) They believe our system of government and our representatives will listen to the constituents -- soon to be voters4) .They are passionate about civic engagement and view passage of this bill as recognition from our representative of the critical need for young people to become involved beyond the voting booth - which they know is important -- and actually work within the legislative process to bring about positive change in the manner needed in today's world-- with civility.5) By having the opportunity to participate in some type of civic engagement while still in high school, our last chance to educate many young people who do not go on to college, we initiate and develop habits of engagement6) The need for the absence to be excused will not ruin a perfect attendance record for which many students strive, particularly those going on the institutions of higher learning.7) The bill has already passed out of the Senate (S2304) and Assembly (A1271) Education Committees -- unanimously. in each vote. ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know what age group has the lowest voter turnout?18-2930-5455+ ... See MoreSee Less
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If you live in any of these districts/towns, please see the previous post from today - and write a letter or make a phone call to your NJ Assembly person urging a vote on A-1271.Anthony Varelli (d-15) is chair - East Amwell Township, Ewing Township, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township (Mercer), Lambertville City, Lawrence Township (Mercer), Pennington Borough, Trenton City, West Amwell Township, West Windsor Township Lisa Swain (D-38) is co-chair. Bergenfield Borough, Fair Lawn Borough, Glen Rock Borough, Hasbrouck Heights Borough, Hawthorne Borough, Lodi Borough, Maywood Borough, New Milford Borough, Oradell Borough, Paramus Borough, River Edge Borough, Rochelle Park Township, Saddle Brook TownshipSadaf Jaffer (educator/activist) D-16 (Branchburg Township, Delaware Township (Hunterdon), Flemington Borough, Hillsborough Township, Manville Borough, Millstone Borough, Montgomery Township, Princeton (Princeton Borough and Princeton Township merged on Jan. 1, 2013), Raritan Township, Readington Township, Rocky Hill Borough, Somerville Borough, South Brunswick Township, Stockton Borough)Eric Simonsen (R-1) Avalon Borough, Cape May City, Cape May Point Borough, Commercial Township, Corbin City, Dennis Township, Downe Township, Estell Manor City, Fairfield Township (Cumberland), Greenwich Township (Cumberland), Hopewell Township (Cumberland), Lawrence Township (Cumberland), Lower Township, Maurice River Township, Middle Township, Millville City, North Wildwood City, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Shiloh Borough, Stone Harbor Borough, Stow Creek Township, Upper Township, Vineland City, West Cape May Borough, West Wildwood Borough, Weymouth Township, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, Woodbine Borough ... See MoreSee Less
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If you live in NJ-LD-30 Edward (Ned) Thompson (R) which includes: Avon-by-the-Sea Borough, Belmar Borough, Bradley Beach Borough, Brielle Borough, Farmingdale Borough, Howell Township, Lake Como Borough, Lakewood Township, Manasquan Borough, Point Pleasant Borough, Sea Girt Borough, Spring Lake Borough, Spring Lake Heights Borough, Wall TownshipPlease write or call him and ask him to work with the State and Local Government Committe on which he serves to bring A-1271 for a vote. This bill will allow high school students one day of excused absence annually if they participate in some type of civic engagement. The bill has already been considered and voted on in the Senate (S2304) unanimously but was referred to his committee. Please don't let this die in committee. You can make the difference.Here are some points you can make:1) The bill is the work of a group of high school students, both Republicans and Democrats including the chair of the Young High School Democrats and the Young High School Republicans, collaborating on a bill that they believe will help our nation and its people. 2) This is the second legislative session in which they have worked to have their bill considered; they show the persistence needed in working to achieve a goal that is important to them - please don't teach them that it doesn't matter and allow the bill to die in committee3) They believe our system of government and our representatives will listen to the constituents -- soon to be voters4) .They are passionate about civic engagement and view passage of this bill as recognition from our representative of the critical need for young people to become involved beyond the voting booth - which they know is important -- and actually work within the legislative process to bring about positive change in the manner needed in today's world-- with civility.5) By having the opportunity to participate in some type of civic engagement while still in high school, our last chance to educate many young people who do not go on to college, we initiate and develop habits of engagement6) The need for the absence to be excused will not ruin a perfect attendance record for which many students strive, particularly those going on the institutions of higher learning.7) The bill has already passed out of the Senate (S2304) and Assembly (A1271) Education Committees -- unanimously. in each vote. ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know what age group has the lowest voter turnout?18-2930-5455+ ... See MoreSee Less
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