With Election day quickly approaching, it is time for those of you who will be voting next week to look up the issues and decide who you will be voting for, and we’re here to help. Our “Links on the Issues” page will show you a number of different websites that can help break down the issues and where the candidates stand on them.
If you have any questions about the Election or where to vote, email us at Civic@oswego.edu
Today will be the last day for submitting an Absentee Ballot Application in New York State. If you need to fill one out, please come down to the Compass in the Campus Center to do so. We will be bringing them in after 4pm so make sure you fill it out before then.
As November 6th approaches, we’re trying to get our Election Night Party together for students at SUNY Oswego to celebrate democracy. It’ll be in the Campus Center Food Court with prizes, giveaways, pizza, music, a screen for watching the polls, and a chance to be politically engaged on our campus. This will be the big moment many of us have been waiting for this semester. It’s important, regardless of political affiliation, that we come together as a community for something as vital as this.
Hope to see you there!
Last Friday we were lucky enough to be apart of a conference between a number of other SUNY schools. We spoke about our strategies, things that worked, things we looked to improve on, and future plans for engaging students at their universities. It was a great learning experience and we look forward to working with New York Campus Compact, Cornell, and all the SUNY schools involved.
Courtesy of the Project Vote Smart website:
New York congressional candidates are now available inside our interactive tool VoteEasy. To instantly see which of your congressional candidates best align with you on the issues,simply click the photo below and enter your zip code when prompted:
Winner of a Webvisionary Award, featured by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), and called, “The most compelling voter information resource ever seen,” by GovTrack.us.
For the past year, we’ve been working hard to coax the truth out of politicians around the country with the Political Courage Test. We try to get their positions on important issues directly, and we also go the extra mile by dedicating thousands of research hours determining their likely issue positions when they refuse to respond. This is what powersVoteEasy, and makes it THE tool, simplifying your pre-election research and matching you with your “political soul mate.”
Find your congressional candidates’ Political Courage Test results by clicking here.
Please tell your friends, family, co-workers and fellow voters about this fantastic tool – tell them it’s accurate, tell them it’s free, and tell them it wouldn’t have been possible without our supporters! For more information on becoming a contributing member of Project Vote Smart, or for information on volunteering, interning and more ways to help us, please visit our website or call us, 1-888-VOTESMART.
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With the registration deadline in the review mirror, we hope to inspire people to get educated on the issues and ultimately, to get out their and cast their vote. There are a lot of websites dedicated to education and some of them are linked here in the pages link above that says, “Links on the Issues.” Click there to take quizzes, read articles, and see where you fit in within the political spectrum.
20 days until we get to Rock the Vote and celebrate Democracy.