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NJ Primary Election

June 4, 2024

CYPP Programs

RU Ready

A civic engagement initiative, the mission of RU Ready is to provide students with the motivation and the civic, political, and expressive tools they need to address public problems in their community.

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RU Voting

RU Voting is a non-partisan effort to register, mobilize and engage Rutgers University students to participate in politics and vote in local, state and national elections.

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Young Leaders

Launched in 2002, the Young Elected Leaders Project (YELP) studies and works with young people under the age of 35 who run and serve in public office in the United States

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Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award

This donor-supported award program provides up to $6000.00 awards to outstanding Rutgers undergraduate students for in-person summer internships in government/public service in Washington, D.C. The monetary award is meant to ease the financial burden of working in Washington D.C. and is intended to offset living expenses.

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RU Voting National

A one-stop shop to get registered, get informed, and cast your ballot in any state or territory in the United States.

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News & Announcements

We're Hiring!

The Assistant Research Professor will continue to advance the work of the Center while also conducting their own research and teaching. In this role, the Assistant Research Professor will direct CYPP’s educational and public service efforts to meet its mission to advance the political learning of high school and college students and civic action among young adults, including those holding and running for office.

Young Elected Leaders' Representation in the NJ Assembly & Senate has Declined

According to new data collected by the Center for Youth Political Participation at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, only two members of the New Jersey State Legislature are 35 years old or younger, Honorable William B. Sampson (D-31) and Honorable Cody D. Miller (D-4). The NJ State Legislature has no senators under the age of 35. This marks a decline from 2021 when the legislature saw a significant increase in the number of Young Elected Leaders from zero in 2019 to five in 2021.

Check your voter registration status for the NJ Primaries

It's that time of year again! Verify your voter registration is at the correct location and make any necessary changes at by Tuesday May 14, 2024.

Host the RU Ready Civics Fair

A free, in-person civic engagement opportunity, the RU Ready Civics Fair is looking to partner with middle and high schools in NJ who are interested in promoting political participation among their students.

Undergraduate Research Funding Available

The John and Ann Holt Endowed Undergraduate Applied Research Fund in American Politics provides support for a Rutgers undergraduate student in his or her junior or senior year to conduct research, under the supervision of Eagleton or other Rutgers faculty, on a topic in applied American politics.

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