Trinity ConnPIRG September Newsletter: Zero Waste, Voter Registration

Recruitment and our Zero Waste Campaign – Although classes just started, we’ve been busy recruiting and training more students to join our campaigns here on campus. In the first few weeks, we reached over 700 students in classes and tabling events, engaging 26 volunteers and 7 student leaders. We’ve been talking about our ongoing campaign to move our communities beyond plastics so we can start to reverse the worst impacts of plastic pollution for us and future generations.

Trinity ConnPIRG students with CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill

National Voter Registration Day – Although the presidential election is still 13 months away, we know it’s important for students to be active citizens all the time. That’s why we prioritized running on-campus events to help start the conversation about voting early on. Thank you again for your support in spreading the word for our event. This event engaged students, faculty and administrators to participate in registering students to vote. We even had the Secretary of State, Denise Merrill stop by to talk with students about the importance of voting! After a historic midterm turnout in 2018 , we’re excited to report that students do seem more engaged and interested in voting – but we’ve got a lot more work to do to make sure that every eligible voter has the tools they need to participate. Below you can see a full recap of the work we did on campuses all across the country! In the meantime, we will continue to hold similar events where we hope to register over 150 students over the course of the next semesters and work to implement a voter institutionalization policy at Trinity.

Trinity ConnPIRG students register others to vote on campus, visit with Senator Mae Flexer

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas and we look forward to meeting with you sometime soon!

Caroline Munn,, Trinity CONNPIRG Chapter Chair.