About Maine Students Vote

About Democracy Maine.

Democracy Maine works to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, increasing civic engagement, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. Democracy Maine is a collaboration between three nonpartisan organizations — League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and Maine Students Vote — that partner on advocacy and education efforts.

As Democracy Maine, we work together and with other partners to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, and reducing the influence of private money in politics.

About Maine Students Vote.

Maine Students Vote encourages young people to become democratic leaders and life-long civic champions in their communities.

Maine Students Vote is a network of student and civic leaders that are focused on increasing democratic engagement on college campuses and high schools in Maine. We support campuses and schools in developing voter education materials, organizational action planning, training and mentoring civic captains, and coordinating get-out-the-vote efforts. We have been on the ground since 2015, and work collaboratively with other national and local youth voting organizations.

This is a nonpartisan initiative that is focused on being a trusted resource for all Maine communities.

 

 

Staff

ALLYSON GARDNER (she/her)

Director of Maine Students Vote

Allyson has based her career in working towards a liveable and just future. She has worked for the past twelve years with nonprofits whose missions ranged from growing youth leadership to fighting for equitable financial access to demanding food justice. The through line of all of these organizations has been rooted in uplifting community voice and local organizing. Allyson is excited to leverage this experience as the Director of Maine Students Vote.

allyson@MaineStudentsVote.org

 

 

 

 

ADVISORY

MEG MCCORMICK (she/her)

Founder + Advisory Chair of Maine Students Vote

Meg has supported civic engagement efforts in Maine and New England since 2016. Previously, as the Director of Programs at Maine Campus Compact, she designed and managed community and civic engagement projects across Maine and New England. Before moving to Maine, she helped establish Northwest Indian College’s department of service-learning and then co-founded the Institute of Indigenous Foods and Traditions. In this capacity, Meg worked with 28 tribes in Washington on food policy campaigns and revitalizing tribal food systems. In 2019, Meg founded the Maine Students Vote initiative — a nonpartisan effort to expand student voting and democratic engagement on Maine colleges and universities. Meg also supports the Campus Election Engagement Project and works with campuses in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont on institutionalizing election engagement.

meg@MaineStudentsVote.org

Other Advisory Members:

Elizabeth Jabar, Lawry Family Director of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships, Colby College

Robert Glover, Associate Professor of Political Science & Honors, University of Maine

Andrew Lardie, Community Outreach & ELO Coordinator, Brunswick High School

Jannie Durr, Director of Student Life, Kennebec Valley Community College

Sally Slovensk, Executive Director of Maine Campus Compact