The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a non-partisan endeavor to increase voter participation among the country's 20 million college and university students. WiCC is proud to lead this effort in Wisconsin! Below you will find information for students, faculty, and staff on voter registration, campaign information, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved.
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(10/01/2012) – Hosting a Presidential debate watch party? Check out this guide.
(9/27/2012) – Need More Resources for Your Get Out the Vote Efforts? - APPLY FOR A $1000 MINI-GRANT TO FUND YOUR CAMPUS ELECTION ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
Wisconsin Campus Compact has additional mini-grant funds available for the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)! Through CEEP, a non-partisan national endeavor to increase voter participation, Wisconsin Campus Compact has two funding opportunities for member campuses (please note increased grant amounts):
1. Student Awareness/Engagement Grant – up to $500.00 —This grant option is intended to support general awareness and/or engagement projects such as registration drives, promotion of issues/dialogues/debates, or any other event that will encourage students’ engagement in the election and awareness of pertinent issues and topics. Funds may cover transportation, materials/supplies, speaker fees, marketing, etc. Ideally, these projects will be employed by students in order to engage their peers. Interested students should apply via their Student Government (or some similar organization), a registered student organization, or as individuals with a faculty advisor. *Be Creative!
2. Impact Grant – up to $1000.00 – This grant option is intended to support collaborative projects that offer a comprehensive approach to student election engagement. Such a project may include service learning/community-based learning, or community-based research, offering extended impact for students with regard to civic responsibility and social/civic awareness. Others may employ an inter-departmental approach with collaboration among various student, faculty, and staff groups on a project (or many small projects) that reach a large number of students and seek a profound recognition of the importance of civic engagement, both for the individual and the community.
These grants will be given on a first-come first-served basis, so please forward this information to your colleagues and students as soon as possible
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(7/30/2012) – Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering in campaigns is one of the most effective ways to increase civic and political engagement. Not only do volunteers get the chance to encourage others to vote and voice their opinions, they are also a valuable source of information for political candidates. The Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian parties of Wisconsin are actively seeking volunteers for the November elections.
(7/13/2012) - Marquette Poll shows Senate race tightening
The Marquette Law School Poll, released Wednesday (7/11/2012) shows former governor Tommy Thompson edging Rep. Tammy Baldwin, by three percentage points, a mrgin that lies within the poll's 3.5% margin of error. Read more about the poll's findings, the Republican primary, and Romney's push for the presidency.
(7/13/2012) - Democracy groups seek greater financial transparency
A coalition of Wisconsin organizations, including the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), have asked state legislators to hold hearings on the need for greater transparency and accountability for political spending in Wisconsin. This call comes in the aftermath of a series of recall elections that saw over $100 million poured into the state, much of it from special interest groups that did not disclose their donors. Read more…
(7/9/2012) - CEEP Mini-Grant RFP
WiCC is proud to announce that we will be providing mini-grants to registered student organizations that would like to implement student voter participation initiatives. Approximately 10 awards of $200 each will be available to help fund projects that encourage voter registration, turnout at the polls, and student participation in other engagement activities such as volunteering as poll workers or campaign assistants.
Click here to download the grant Request for Proposals and application. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no deadline for submission; applications will be accepted as long as funds remain available.
(7/9/2012) - New Site for Overseas Voters
Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney announces that, by mid-September, the G.A.B. will create a website that will make absentee voting easier for overseas voters. Click here to read the entire story.