#GenerationVote: The future is in your hands
On Thursday 8 June 2017 students across the UK will vote in a crucial General Election that will have a lasting impact on our future. At our best we are a force to be reckoned with, and one that politicians cannot ignore.
Recent changes to voter registration have seen thousands of students falling off the electoral register. So we need your help to make sure that as many students as possible are able to exercise their democratic right.
From Monday 15 May students' unions across the country ran a week of action to make sure as many of their students as possible are registered to vote.
Our downloadable #GenerationVote guide includes all the facts and jargon you need to know about the voter registration process, and lots of tried and tested ideas for how to conduct engaging and effective registration drives for your students.
Now that the deadline for voter registration has passed, we have produced a guide to getting out the vote, which outlines our policy asks for the General Election and how we can all encourage as many students as possible to vote on the day.
You can share our #GenerationVote twibbon and our Facebook cover image (NUS Scotland, NUS Wales and NUS-USI) to spread the message on social media, use either of our graphics to promote the campaign on your website, use either of our posters on your campus - or create your own! You can also brighten up your campus with #GenerationVote bunting or flyers.
We also have limited extra stock of #GenerationVote T-shirts and stickers to help you set up stalls and conduct other voter registration activities on your campuses. If you’d like more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have guidance on political activity in relation to students' unions and on how to organise hustings with Prospective Parliamentary Candidates.
We’d also love to hear about and see pics of your voter reg drives so please keep in touch and email them to email@example.com or tweet @nusuk / @nusconnect with #GenerationVote.