UCU supports National Voter Registration Day
Today is National Voter Registration Day and UCU along with our partners at the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Bite the Ballot campaign are holding events and activities on campuses to encourage our colleagues and students to register to vote.
Can you help for an hour or two tomorrow in Sheffield?
Sheffield TUC are intending to hand out leaflets outside the Town Hall from 1130hrs till about 1.30pm.
Sheffield Peoples Assembly are holding a stall at Sheffield University – meet at the underpass near the Octagon Centre at 1130 till about 1.30 pm
You may be aware that declining voter turnout is likely to worsen under the new system of individual registration and that this is particularly likely to affect students and younger workers (currently 30% of 18-24 year olds are not even registered).
Please help us reach the campaign target of adding 250,000 young people to the electoral register by:
1. Distributing our joint NUS/UCU leaflets and posters to your colleagues and students
2. Circulating this link to the online voter registration page
3. Tweet using #NVRD and #GenerationVote and add this to your email footer
With the general election just months away there is a real danger that thousands of our students and colleagues will not be registered to vote so please support National Voter Registration Day and the campaign between now and the registration deadline 20 April 2015.