Youth Summit: Get Organized for Election Day


NYC Votes and CUNY Votes are hosting an intensive summit on Friday, February 21, centered around student voter engagement and organizing ahead of the presidential election this year. The summit will also kick off the new NYC Votes x CUNY "Pledge to Vote" campaign, which enables student to pledge to vote in 2020 by sending a text. NYC Votes and CUNY are working together to double youth voter turnout in New York City in 2020 and 2021. 

Students and campus leaders from all CUNY schools are invited to participate in a day of speakers, workshops, and breakout sessions on organizing skills, adaptive leadership, issues-based organizing, voting rights, and more. Featured speakers will include lawyer and CUNY professor Frank Deale, as well as guests from NYPIRG and the Roosevelt Institute.

When: Friday, February 21, 10 am - 3 pm
Where: Borough of Manhattan Community College
            199 Chambers Street

Students interested in participating in the summit should RSVP by visiting

Media contacts:
Matt Sollars
NYC Votes / NYC Campaign Finance Board

CUNY Votes Summit

NYC Votes is the nonpartisan voter engagement initiative of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) and its Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC). In addition to promoting voter registration, participation, and civic engagement in New York City through its many programs and partnerships, NYC Votes sponsors the city’s official Debate Program and produces the citywide Voter Guide.