The Secretary of State of California launched the Students Vote Project (SVP) in 2016. Based on the passage of AB 963: The Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act in 2019, El Camino College formed the SVP Committee to strengthen and coordinate campus efforts to increase student voter registration and turnout for all elections. SVP is a collaborative effort between the Associated Students Organization (ASO) and the Office of Public Information and Government Relations that aims to increase Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment - core tenets of ASO's mission and vision.
In 2014, 52% of students registered in California which is 20 points below any other age group. Only 8% voted (A Band of Voters). This is a key reason for the passage of AB963 and thus, the formation of the SVP Committee.
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The SVP Committee is co-chaired by Danielle Kabboul, ASO Director of External Affairs, and Ricky Gonzalez, Director of Student Development.
The committee membership represents the various constituent groups of El Camino College including students, Classified Professionals, Faculty, and Administrators.