Advancing a National Movement for Full Participation in Elections

The Harvard undergraduate community is invited to join the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School’s National Campaign Election 2020 series this Fall. 

The IOP’s National Campaign brings together students and administrators from colleges and universities across the nation to engage with one another on issues of civic and political participation, and to develop best practices for increasing democratic engagement on campus. 

This Fall, Harvard and the IOP are committed to providing a space for students and administrators to build a network of collaboration around our theme of Advancing a National Movement for Full Participation in Elections. Later this month, we will convene our first session with a cohort of students who represent a diversity of political backgrounds and perspectives, as well those who are active on their campus and communities in civic engagement and voter readiness programs. National Campaign schools are invited to register up to four students and two administrators.  

Register here through our virtual platform, Whova. There is no cost to participate.  


You can view the proposed agenda on Whova and overview of the September convenings below:     

  • Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:00pm ET: National Voter Registration Day

Join the Institute of Politics’ JFK Jr. Forum for a special discussion to mark National Voter Registration Day.

  • Friday, September 25th, 3:00 - 6:00pm ET: National Campaign Convening 

A 2-hour virtual program with national thought leaders and practitioners who are leading movements to achieve full participation in elections. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and discuss high-impact strategies to amplify their voter engagement efforts within their campus ecosystem.

  • Tuesday, September 29th, 9:00pm - 11:00pm ET: Presidential Debate Live-Analysis + Watch Party  

A virtual gathering for National Campaign participants to simultaneously watch the first Presidential Debate and share their reactions and analysis in real time. The conversation will be facilitated by the student pollsters behind the Harvard Youth Poll. Additional details regarding registration will be shared next week.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Institute’s Events and Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Vincent