The All In Campus Democracy Challenge (All In) has recognized CU Student Government Director of Legislative Affairs Chase Cromwell as part of the 2023 All In Student Voting Honor Roll. The honor roll awards college students doing outstanding work to advance nonpartisan democratic engagement at participating campuses.
Cromwell, also an incoming CUSG tri-executive, joins a group of 175 students recognized for their voter registration, education and turnout efforts ahead of last year’s historic midterm elections. The 2022 midterm elections saw one of the highest youth turnout rates for a midterm election in the past 40 years—an estimated 23% of young people ages 18 to 29 turned out to vote.
“Chase’s efforts to help lead and champion CU Boulder’s Get Out the Vote efforts last fall played an integral role in maximizing student voter turnout on our campus,” said Kirsten Schuchman, CU Boulder assistant vice chancellor for public policy and advocacy in the Office of Government and Community Engagement. “He is well-deserving of this award, and we could not be more excited for him.”
The All In Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. With the support of the All In staff, campuses that join the campus democracy challenge complete a set of action items to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus. The challenge currently engages more than 9.8 million students from more than 965 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Campuses can visit the All In website to join the challenge.
“This year’s honorees played a crucial part in registering and empowering student voters ahead of last year’s midterm elections, resulting in historic turnout among young voters. The All In Campus Democracy Challenge is honored to celebrate hundreds of student leaders encouraging nonpartisan democratic engagement across the country,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the All In Campus Democracy Challenge.
“These students organized voter registration drives, coordinated campuswide voter engagement resources and brought polling locations to their campuses. We are excited to watch these students continue to change the world.”