Student Association for Voter Empowerment

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Student Association for Voter Empowerment
Established 2007
Location Washington, DC
Website www.savevoting.org

The Student Association for Voter Empowerment (SAVE) is an association of students with the stated aim of "work[ing] to bring young Americans into the political process by breaking down barriers to electoral participation and encouraging youth-led policy solutions."[1]

Key initiatives[edit]

Student Voter Act[edit]

The Student Voter Act amends the NVRA to designate colleges and universities as “voter registration agencies.” The legislation would require all colleges and universities that receive federal funds to offer voter registration to students during “enrollment for a course of study.”

80 Million Strong (for Young American Jobs)[edit]

80 Million Strong (for Young American Jobs) is a coalition built by and for young people, aiming to unite young Americans to own and direct their economic reality. The summit, taking place July 14–15, 2009 in Washington, D.C., will look at the problems that young people face in order to find constructive, long-term solutions. Stakeholders will convene, proposing legislation that creates new jobs for the new economy.

Creation of Our Time[edit]

In March 2011, SAVE combined with Declare Yourself to become Our Time, a 501(c)(3) membership organization pushing for greater representation of all Americans under 30.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Student Association for Voter Empowerment. Retrieved July 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ Stone, Andrea (March 25, 2011). "'AARP For Under 30 Set' Aims to Get Fair Share For Millennial Generation". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 25, 2011.