July 15, 2004

Voter Ed Goals and Timeline II

Goals:

- Raise U of M students’ participation in the 2004 Presidential Elections, by increasing their awareness on the importance of exercising the right to vote (to be connected with voter registration efforts).
- Provide U of M students with sufficient knowledge to make an informed electoral decision in both Presidential and State elections next November (that is, proliferation of information on candidates’ profiles and their positions on the issues especially important to students).

Timeline for Survey project:

July:
- Student groups contacted to find out who wants to participate and what they what issues they would like addressed in a survey. Then decide in a meeting time at the end of July what questions we want to include, consult Larry Jacobs for feedback and criticism of the survey format and then send the survey to participating groups giving them some time to give final feedback.
- SPAC will have training by the Minnesota Participation Project on voter registration, voter education and how to conduct a survey (July 21st 7-9pm in Room 319).

August-start: Contact campaign managers for House and tell them about
survey, send by e-mail and/or letter.

Mid-August: Get the framework ready for the website so answers just need to
be entered, update website as survey responses come in.

September: Follow up with House candidates who haven't responded.

First week of October: Have the majority of candidates’ survey responses on website and plan for story for MN Daily, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press – the more press coverage the better.

Posted by stua0037 at July 15, 2004 3:20 PM