Eric Johnson and Elke Weber have created a Web site/classroom activity that uses marketing principles to encourage voting among students
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Columbia University’s Eric Johnson and Elke Weber have created Teachers4Turnout, a Web site / classroom activity that uses marketing principles to encourage voting among students. Check it out at http://www.teachers4turnout.org
Here’s how they describe it:
"The upcoming election is important to us, but even more important to our students. Decisions made by those officials who will be elected November 4th will affect the future of the country that our students will inherit. Our goal is to increase student participation in the electoral process. Studies show that we can increase voting substantially with a simple question: Merely asking students if they will be voting increases turnout, by getting their commitment to vote.
After you sign up, you will find a suggested script that is designed to encourage voting. This should take less than 5 minutes of class time. We will also send you no more than two reminder emails and ask you, after election day, how things went. That’s all.
Please help spread the word by forwarding this message to colleagues who also teach voter-age populations. With your help, we can make Teachers4Turnout a national success, and help our students vote."
Daniel Goldstein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
London Business School s232
Regent’s Park, Sussex Place
London NW1 4SA, United Kingdom
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