I was talking to a friend this weekend about the upcoming election. Like many of us, he’s angry about the state of our country and its lack of leadership, and I assumed he would be voting for Joe Biden with an urgency and enthusiasm that would bring other peers along with him. As a 30-something, […]Read More Joe Biden Isn’t Getting You Excited? Here’s Why You Should Vote for Him Anyway
There are many reasons young people don’t vote: difficulties getting registered, uncertainty it will matter, lack of time etc. These reasons have existed for decades but a new one that has recently come to the forefront is a lack of trust in our institutions. America is now home to the least-trusting informed public of the […]Read More Tackling news credibility and making it easier to be informed
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez just announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate today in Texas. While there are many upcoming senate races in 2020, this one promises to be more interesting than most. The Texas electoral college accounts for 38 electoral votes — second only to California with 55 votes, and as large as Pennsylvania and Ohio […]Read More Texas Could Determine the Course of the 2020 Election
Our mission at Votergy is to strengthen American democracy by getting young voters of all backgrounds to the polls. As we were thinking longer term about how to talk to our young children about voting, we realized that there were no great resources out there. So we wrote one ourselves! Voting With a Porpoise is a […]Read More Voting With a Porpoise Hits the Shelves!
When we started thinking about and researching the decline in voting rates, we ran into some pretty interesting trends that could meaningfully motivate more people to participate in our democracy: First, people get super energized when events happen (like deportation events, mass shootings) that emotionally resonate with them. But that energy tends to fade over […]Read More Introducing SaysWe, the Social Pledge-to-Vote App