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What is the 49ers Vote campaign?
The 49ers Vote campaign is CSULB’s non-partisan, strategic voter registration, education, and motivation drive aimed at getting students out to the polls on November 6. 49ers Vote is a collaborative campaign funded by Associated Students, Inc. and organized by various student leaders and organizations on campus.
What's your goal of the 49ers Vote campaign?
The goals of the 49ers Vote campaign are to:
*Register 4,900 CSULB students for the November Election
*Educate students about November ballot
*Motivate students to get out and vote on Election Day.
Through the collaborative efforts of ASI Student Government and the numerous student organizations on campus, we aim to establish CSULB as a model network of actively engaged students in the democratic process, and foster a strong awareness about the importance of voting by building our political capital through voter registration.
Are you only targeting CSULB students? Are you only registering students on campus or are you reaching out to others elsewhere?
For our goal of registering 4,900 people, we are only focusing on CSULB students, but we are not limited to just students.
In our outreach and education efforts, we will also be involving staff and faculty to participate throughout the seven weeks of the campaign. We are focusing primarily on registering CSULB students due to the lower turnout of that said demographic at the polls.
Fortunately through Online Voter Registration, we will be able to register any individual (student, staff, faculty) through our online registration tool provided by Rock the Vote. Lastly, this is a CSULB-specific campaign as other colleges or universities may be doing separate registration efforts
Why are you going big this year? What's the motivation?
This is the first time that a campaign this size has been coordinated in collaboration with student organizations on campus and with various entities within the University. Our primary reason for expanding our efforts is in response to the massive significance of this year's election for the fate of Public Higher Education in California, especially the CSU system.
With a Presidential re-election, competing tax initiatives on the ballot, and a $250 million trigger cut to the CSU system on the line if one proposition fails, this is a immensely important year for students to exercise their right to vote.
As a last note, the 49ers Vote campaign is a strictly non-partisan effort aimed at increasing voter registration among CSULB students. The 49ers Vote campaign does not endorse specific stances on elected officials and California initiatives. As a disclaimer, ASI Student Government as an auxiliary does however support Proposition 30, the Governor's Tax Initiative.
CAMPAIGN KICKOFF – SEPTEMBER 17
How are you spreading the word about the Campaign Kickoff on September 17th?
The on-campus community will be reached through campus email, invitations, class presentations, posters, and student media (KBeach, Union Weekly, Daily 49er, etc.). Organizers will also be contacting local media to write articles preceding the Campaign Kickoff as well as afterwards.
How many people are you hoping to have in attendance at the Campaign Kickoff?
Our target audience for the event includes 150-200 CSULB students, staff, and faculty members as well as various media outlets from the campus and Long Beach community.
What would the invited guests be doing? If they are speaking, what do you want them to say?
Invited speakers would be speaking for 3-5 minutes alongside other guests about the importance of getting students, staff, faculty, and supporters of Public Higher Education registered to vote and out to the polls on election day. Talking points should include the importance CSULB has to the local Long Beach economy (and the CSU to the California economy), how vital it is that students get active in elections, and why this is an important election for the national and state governments.
ASI Lobby Corps grants students the opportunity to become both civically responsible and work on behalf of their peers. As members of Lobby Corps, students are committed to advocating on the local, state and federal levels for CSULB students and preserving the promise of affordable, quality education in California.
Lobby Corps has three subcommittees: Environmental Affairs Committee, Legislative Research Committee and the Lobby Corps Campaign Committee.
Meetings are scheduled for Mondays at 3:30 PM in the Stuart L. Farber Senate Chamber n the University Student Union.
To get involved, contact Student Government at (562) 985-5241.