Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves — and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

Government is the name we give to things we decide to do together.
- Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Thank you for participating in the New England Voter Education, Registration and Action (VERA) Campaign 2012!

Please report on your VERA activities and results here!

The VERA 2012 mock election results are in!

North Shore Community Action Program


New England Voter Education, Registration and Action (VERA) Campaign 2012: Let's Get Out the Adult Education Vote!

This archived webinar, by Andy Nash and Cynthia Peters, introduces free resources that educators can bring into the classroom to teach about the history of voting, the current election issues, and how people can participate civically whether or not they can vote. New England viewers are encouraged to join the non-partisan Voter Education, Registration and Action campaign aimed atmobilizing adult learners and program staff to vote in the 2012 elections.


Join adult educators from across all six New England states who help adult learners exercise their voice and choice inside and outside of the classroom.

Click here to sign up your class or program for VERA 2012!

In the 2008 VERA campaign,

  • 17,634 adult learners participated across the six states.
  • 80% of adult learners eligible to vote voted.
  • Over 40% registered to vote and voted for the first time.
  • 8,300 adults participated even though they were not eligible to vote.

The Voter Education, Registration, and Action campaign of 2012 is a non-partisan effort aimed at adult learners and program staff in the New England states. Its goal is to educate adult learners about voting and the topical electoral issues, and mobilize them to vote in the 2012 elections. VERA is sponsored by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) at World Education.

You can help with outreach to your colleagues. Refer them to our Web site to sign up. With your help, we can build a more participatory democracy.

Resources For Your VERA Campaign

Democracy in ActionThe Change Agent's Democracy In Action issue is full of relevant and engagingarticles and activities for the ABE/ESOL classroom.

Fact Check is a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

New report by ETS: Fault Lines in Our Democracy. Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States (pdf)

PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in American politics.

Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship
This is an interactive and visually rich and engaging, new website that is an easy-to-use study guide to help immigrants prepare for the history and civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test.



To learn more about the NELRC, our workshops, or about submitting links and materials for this site, please contact Ben Bruno.