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Tue 12

April 12, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Voter Registration Workshop

USC Center for the Political Future

Location: In Person

3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, , 90089

Roughly 1 out of 4 eligible voters are not registered; that’s more than 50 million potential voters. Many eligible voters don’t register and provide a variety of reasons from saying their vote doesn’t matter to saying they don’t know enough to vote to saying they are ineligible to vote and so many other excuses.

Registration is required to vote in local, state, and federal elections. So for Trojans who care about community engagement and democratic participation, how do you persuade those who aren’t interested to take the first step of registering to vote? 

Join USC Professor Ruth Cislowski and famous voter registration advocate Chuck Levin for an engaging workshop to learn proven strategies for effective voting registration practices. 

Register in advance at bit.ly/cpf-w. 

Ruth Cislowski, MSW, MAJCS – Clinical Associate Professor, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ruth Cislowski overssees the field education for students residing in Southern California who are enrolled in the Virtual Academic Center at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is currently the co-chair of the Field Education Working Group for the Voting Is Social Work Initiative of the National Social Work Mobilization Campaign. Prior to coming to USC, she developed and managed nonprofit programs and advocated for policies to provide services for vulnerable populations. She also served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the campaign to re-elect Delaine Eastin as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She has volunteered for numerous political campaigns at the local, state, and national level as well as having been a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee and an alternate member of the LA County Democratic Central Committee.

Chuck Levin – Founder, The First Vote 

Chuck Levin’s nonpartisan group, The First Vote, was founded in 1984 and has registered more than 64,000 voters. While his work first focused on Los Angeles in 1968, he has expanded his efforts as far as Inyo County’s backwoods trails, arranging for hikers to register to vote. He has written extensively about the responsibility for citizens in a democracy to vote.  He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and People magazine. His mother, Sylvia Levin, registered more than 47,000 voters from 1973 to 2009 and set the individual record for registering voters in the city of Los Angeles, LA County, the state of California, and the USA. 

Register in advance at bit.ly/cpf-w.