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From California? Amplify your impact by participating in a Columbia University Voter Turnout Study!

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Turnout Nation

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What is Turnout Nation?

Turnout Nation is a 501-c3 initiative of the Social Good Fund. Turnout Nation volunteers, called Captains, make a list of 10 people they know that they will pledge to help vote in local and federal elections. We empower Captains with up to date state specific resources so they can help people in their own social networks vote!

The study:

We're conducting a randomized control trial with Dr. Donald P Green of Columbia University to measure the effectiveness of the "Captain method" of getting 10 friends to vote. All you have to do is schedule a brief phone call with us and follow up with a few friends until election day to make sure they vote.

Why it matters?

Almost 45% of people in the US didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election and, on average, only 17% of people vote in local elections. Millions of dollars are spent on campaigns and voter suppression and misinformation are commonplace. Having the help of a trusted friend or community member when trying to vote can make all the difference. Turnout Nation hopes to help create a stronger voting culture in all states, for every election. By joining the trial, you're helping to bring more attention to grassroots friend-to-friend mobilization as a way to get out the vote. Help us prove that empowering and compensating local organizers is key to encouraging civic engagement everywhere.

Why California?

California allows for same day registration and automatic mail in voting so it is easy to participate. Local elections are incredibly important. However, California is not a "battleground" state that typically decides presidential races and legislative majorities. Participating in a study is a way to potentially impact how campaigns and non-profits work to get-out-the-vote across the country for federal elections.

You can make an impact beyond your vote by helping us show that local non-partisan organizing is more effective, transparent, and respectful than social media smear campaigns or partisan text and phone banking!

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About Turnout Nation


400 West Peachtree Street NW , Suite #4 PMB 1503, Atlanta, GA 30308, US

Mission Statement

Turnout Nation helps people get their friends to vote. These people are called Captains, and they commit to identifying and encouraging 10 people they know to get to the polls.


Turnout Nation is a network of engaged Americans looking to increase turnout. We use a method of relational organizing that helps activists commit to get ten of their friends to register and vote. Relational organizing simply means that activists focus on supporting the people they know to register as opposed to stranger-to-stranger efforts. It relies on the strength of social bonds and accountability.

Computers & Technology


Wed Oct 14, 2020 - Tue Nov 03, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Research
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 15
  • Approximately 30 minutes-2 hours each week depending on volunteer commitment.

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