College and university students present a formidable voting bloc in 2020 – if they vote. The unusually high turnout of college students in 2018 proved decisive in several Senate, House and gubernatorial races, because not only did students vote in higher numbers, they voted for Democratic candidates. According to national exit polls, 67% of young people (18-29) cast their ballots for Democratic House candidates vs. 32% for Republicans.
Feminist Majority’s 2020 election strategy builds on 25 years of specializing in college campus organizing – and puts a priority on taking back the Senate, electing feminists in the House and securing final ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Through a robust, multi-channel online campaign with on-the-ground organizing on campuses that are open this fall, we will mobilize college students to register and vote; work to counter any voter suppression efforts, including placing voting locations at hard to reach distances from campuses or providing too few voting machines; and this year, with the looming threat to in-person voting caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Feminist Majority will work to ensure students take full advantage of mail-in and absentee balloting systems.
We are determined to mobilize college students to vote in record numbers – because we believe its young people’s votes – especially young women – that will be decisive in the outcome of the 2020 elections. Feminist Majority is a 501(c)4 organization and donations are not tax-deductible. By contributing you confirm that you are a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States and are donating your own funds. Tax ID: 54-1426441. If you would like to support the Feminist Majority, click here.