Strong voter turnout is a cornerstone of the public interest and a healthy democracy.

But despite a strong civic culture, voter turnout in Vermont is actually declining.

2014 — the last “off year”, or non-presidential election year — saw the worst voter turnout in VPIRG’s history. More than 125,000 eligible Vermont voters did not vote. This trend puts our democracy at risk.

And in Vermont, every vote — YOUR vote — really does matter! Razor-thin victory margins in handfuls of races show just how important it is that Vermonters exercise the fundamental right to vote. Moreover, given all the attacks coming from Washington D.C. on our people, planet and democracy, it’s critical that Vermonters turn out to the polls in troves to show that a different path is possible.

That’s why we’ve launched the biggest voter turnout effort in VPIRG’s history!

We’re calling it VPIRG Votes! and we’re hitting the pavement to have face-to-face conversations with members and supporters across the state, with a goal of 100% of our supporters turning out to vote in the 2018 elections.

Take the 2018 Vermont Voter Pledge so we know that we can count on you to cast your vote in the 2018 Election on or before November 6!


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