TURNOUT AND VOTING RIGHTS
Keith has used grassroots organizing to transform his moderate-turnout district into the highest performing district in the state, contributing to the wins of other Minnesota Democrats. This grassroots work includes intentional youth-focused organizing on campus as well as organizing in apartment buildings, building a database of over 20,000 multi-unit dwellings. The DNC can replicate these successes.
The DNC must:
- Study and disseminate best practices for effective field organizing – including youth organizing – to candidates on all levels.
- Assist with on-the-ground staff to vet polling place and early voting locations on college campuses at a national and state level.
- Engage in DNC-level planning to protect against voter suppression, including fighting legislation making it harder for students to vote.
- Engage young people in expanding their rights and opportunities to vote, by giving them the tools to support and organize around legislation for same-day voter registration, automatic voter registration, early voting and vote by mail.