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50 million voters

Since 1980

One mission

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Our mission:

To light a fire in the hearts of our young, empowering them to preserve and protect government of the people, by the people and for the people for generations to come.


Our philosophy:

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

-- Thomas Jefferson


Key Facts about the NSPME

• Founded in 1980.

• Involving 20,000 schools and 5 million voters in presidential election years (1 million in non-presidential years).

• More than 60 national education and civic organizations and corporate partners.

• An estimated 50 million students and their parents have learned more about voting, and what it means to be an American, since 1980 through the NSPME.

Help Support Democracy

Our nonprofit organization is seeking to improve and expand outreach on behalf of democracy. Your donation will be used to expand the NSPME’s outreach for generations to come. Please join our effort; a donation in any amount is welcome!

National Parent / Student Mock Election organition is a 501(c)3 IRS tax-exempt, charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

"For the first time in my life, I felt I actually had a 'say' in the political world."

“This project immersed the students in the election/voting process, engaging them through research, creativity and expression.”