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Biden For President Launches Students for Biden-Harris Organizing Program

"Students for Biden will be critical to winning this November. Young voters have so much at stake in this election"

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From the Biden for President campaign:

Biden For President Launches Students for Biden-Harris Organizing Program

On the Heels of Super Tuesday and a Powerful Joint Endorsement From 15 Leading Youth Vote Groups, Students for Biden-Harris Will Mobilize the Power of Students Across the Country

Today, Biden-Harris 2024 announced the launch of Students for Biden-Harris (SFB), a national organizing program designed to reach and mobilize young voters across the country to reelect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The program will be a key pillar of the campaign’s work to reach young voters where they are – on campus, online, and beyond. Today’s announcement comes following the historic joint endorsement from 15 leading youth vote groups, including Voters of Tomorrow, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, and Students Demand Action. In tandem with Students for Biden-Harris, these groups will collectively mobilize over 1,000 campus, local, and state chapters/affiliates and over 500,000 volunteers, reach over 26 million people on social media, and make over 155 million direct voter contacts.

Students for Biden-Harris will mobilize student volunteers on campuses across the country to organize, register, and engage their peers in support of President Biden and Vice President Harris. Today’s announcement will kick off a recruitment blitz – building SFB chapters and recruiting organizers on campuses across the country. SFB chapters and organizers will be trained on relational and digital organizing tools, like the Reach app. These trainings have already begun in Wisconsin and earlier this month, Vice President Harris joined 70+ young activists in North Carolina during a Reach training.

The campaign will also conduct targeted outreach to priority campuses in battleground states – including large universities, HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and AANHPI-serving institutions – building on historic and early investments in digital and paid media to reach young voters and voters of color.

Students for Biden-Harris will also host regular national virtual and in-person events and training sessions, beginning with a kick-off event on Thursday, March 14, with Biden-Harris 2024 National Advisory Board Member and first Gen Z member of Congress Maxwell Frost.

Students for Biden will be critical to winning this November. Young voters have so much at stake in this election: their economic futures, the ability to make their own health care decisions, to love who they love, and to live free from the threat of gun violence. This campaign knows the importance of empowering young Americans with the tools and resources they need to talk to their friends about the stakes of this election,” said Biden-Harris 2024 Youth Engagement Director Eve Levenson. “As the campaign heads into the general election, we’re running full-steam ahead – working tirelessly and leveraging every opportunity to connect with young voters and reassemble the winning Biden-Harris coalition.”

“Young voters were crucial in delivering the election for President Biden and Vice President Harris in 2020 – and they will be just as consequential in 2024,”  said Biden-Harris 2024 National Advisory Board Member Congressman Maxwell Frost. “Throughout this first term, both the President and Vice President have been bringing in young voters and taking action on the issues most important to the electorate. Whether it’s tackling the climate crisis, fighting gun violence, or being the most pro-union administration, we are making progress on the vision of a more equitable world. A second Donald Trump term would not just halt the work, but bring us backwards. The organizing that Students for Biden-Harris will do is essential to winning the election.”

Vice President Kamala Harris also delivered a message today on the launch of Students for Biden-Harris:

Young Americans represent a key constituency in the Biden-Harris coalition and will be critical to winning in November. Young voters consistently support Democrats at higher rates than older voters, and there has been a surge of young voters – particularly young women – registering to vote since Roe v. Wade was overturned. In 2020 young voters preferred President Biden by 24 points over Donald Trump. In the 2022 midterms, young voters preferred Democratic candidates by a 28-point margin.

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