ABOUT US

Connect The Vote 2020 aims to leverage preexisting social networks to promote voter registration and turnout.  We are a strictly nonpartisan group and welcome participants from all backgrounds, regardless of political affiliation.

Connect The Vote 2020 aims to leverage preexisting social networks to promote voter registration and turnout. We are a strictly nonpartisan group and welcome participants from all backgrounds, regardless of political affiliation. 

Our Mission

Our Values

We believe that voting is a fundamental form of participation in a representative democracy, and that friend-to-friend connections can have immense power in increasing turnout and fostering civic engagement. To actualize these principles, we recruit committed volunteers, or “captains,” to empower their family, friends, and neighbors to vote. 

Our Vision

Connect The Vote 2020 emphasizes the importance of young people in the turnout effort, both as captains and as voters. A primary goal of Connect The Vote 2020 in the coming election is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a relationship-based get-out-the-vote (GOTV) approach. The aim is to put this kind of relationship-based effort on the map as an especially effective tactic for voter registration, voter turnout, and civic participation more broadly.

Meet the Team

Donald P. Green is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. The author of four books and more than one hundred essays, Green studies a wide array of topics: voting behavior, partisanship, campaign finance, hate crime, and research methods. Much of his current work uses field experimentation to study the ways in which political campaigns mobilize and persuade voters.

Professor Green serves as advisor to CTV. 

Faculty Advisor

Prof. Donald P. Green

David is a rising sophomore at Columbia University planning on majoring in Political Science and Sociology. As a research coordinator, David helps with organizational outreach and web development. David is passionate about immigration law and has a keen interest in how minorities across the country can turn out in higher numbers to vote and participate politically. He loves to read, cook, and play basketball in his spare time.

Research Coordinator

David Jung

Hayley is second year PhD student in Political Science at Columbia University. As project leader, Hayley does behind the scenes work to get our organization off the ground. She makes sure our captains' hard work can be turned into sound research insights about what gets voters to turnout; that way, we can increase voter turnout for many elections to come! Generally, Hayley is interested in researching voter behavior and political psychology. She is also an avid novel-reader, runner and dog-lover.

Project Leader

Hayley Cohen

Sanji Ranganathan is a rising senior at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, California. As a research coordinator, Sanji has focused on reaching out to Bay Area organizations and crafting social media campaigns. Sanji is particularly interested in increasing civic literacy and getting youth engaged in the political process. In her free time, Sanji enjoys going on runs, writing in her bullet journal, and competing in debate. 

Research Coordinator

Sanjana Ranganathan

Oscar Luckett is a rising senior at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn. As a research coordinator, Oscar assists in drafting foundational documents and web development. Aside from increasing voter turnout, Oscar is passionate about substantive bail reform and ending partisan redistricting. In his free time, Oscar enjoys writing music, solving crossword puzzles, and serving on his local community board.

Research Coordinator

Oscar Luckett