Tallahassee, FL - As voter registration deadlines loom across the
country, Florida PIRG volunteers are helping to ensure Florida State
University students turn out to the polls on Election Day by
participating in the National Day of Voter Registration. Florida PIRG
plans to help 200 students to register to vote today as part of their
New Voters Project, a non-partisan effort to increase the number of
young people voting.
"Over 70 percent of young people who register to vote will show up on
Election Day," said Iris Perez PIRG's Campaign Coordinator. "This
registration push is thus crucial to ensuring the voice of young people
is heard this Election Day." Today's National Day of Voter Registration
events at Florida State University include students dressed as
superheroes and a super-voter phone booth.
"To make sure that politicians are paying attention to the needs and
concerns of Florida State University students, we need to make sure that thousands of us show up to the polls on November 2. That's why it's so important that everyone registers to vote this week," said Chris
Norcross, Florida PIRG Chapter Chair at FSU.
Between now and the voter registration deadline on October 04, 2010 PIRG is working to get 1000 students to register to vote. After the voter
registration deadline, Florida PIRG volunteers will be working to remind
students to head to the polls on Election Day by making 3000 reminder
calls, texts, emails and face to face reminders.