PROBLEM: LOW VOTER TURNOUT
Did you know that voter turnout in the US is less than 59%?
GradVote is going to change that.
4 Million people turn 18 each year.
Teaching students the value of voting and how to vote will infuse millions of new informed voters into the system.
5 Reasons why people don't vote:
They've never voted before - Afraid
They're intimidated and don't know how
They don't know the issues - Uninformed
They're unmotivated or don't care
Their parents don't vote
5 Reasons GradVote does it better:
GradVote is a curriculum that drives confidence, information, participation and change.
GradVote prepares NEW voters before they are eligible to vote
GradVote curates relevant, unbiased content that is snackable and easily consumed and taught to NEW voters
GradVote transitions NEW voters into informed, active voters
GradVote creates an easy solution for registration
When people don't know who to vote for, they leave it blank or don't vote at all.
In the 2016 election, 1.75 million people skipped voting for president on their ballot.
Here are 4 states where undervoting effected the final outcome
Win margin 22,142 votes
3 Electoral Votes - Clinton
1 Electoral Vote - Trump
Win margin 91,234 votes
11 Electoral Votes - Trump
Win margin 112,911 votes
29 Electoral Votes - Trump
Win margin 10,704 votes
16 Electoral Votes - Trump
270 Electoral votes are needed to win the presidential election. In 2016, Donald Trump (R) won 304 to 227.
GradVote supplies a FREE and non-partisan curriculum to American high schools, prisons, and citizenship courses. Our goal is to prepare students to vote by teaching them how to identify values that are important to them as well as how to research candidate platforms. The GradVote curriculum guides students through analytical thinking and social awareness and then teaches them how to execute a proper ballot.
THE GRADVOTE APP
The GradVote App allows students and users to practice, research, mock vote and register to vote in the app. The GradVote app offers links, videos and non-partisan sourced material to help voters make informed decisions come election time. It also provides push notifications to alert users about upcoming elections, registration dates and updated polling locations in their area.
GradVote partners with non-partisan organizations to provide unbiased candidate and issue information. GradVote's goal is to create and promote INFORMED voting. We collect federally supplied candidate information as well as utilize reputable non-partisan organizations' research to curate robust information for users to read, process and consider when heading to their polling location.
Do you have a passion for civic engagement and want to join the the GradVote team?
Help us grow by contributing. The faster we scale, the bigger the impact we can make on the 2020 elections.
Do you want the GradVote curriculum to be taught in your school?