VERA 2024

Voter Education, Registration, and Action (VERA) is a non-partisan project designed for adult learners and program staff in the New England states. Its goal is to educate adult learners about voting and current election issues, and mobilize them to vote in the 2024 elections. VERA is sponsored by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) at World Education.


Fall 2023
  • Teach the history of voting and voting rights. See Lesson Packet 30 here.
Winter 2024
Spring-Summer 2024
Fall 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you join VERA?

Why should you join VERA?

  • Our lives are directly affected by who is elected. The people we elect make the laws we have to live by.
  • Voting is one of our most basic civil rights and responsibilities.
  • The elections are a teachable moment to study representative democracy and explore civic participation.
What does it involve?

What does it involve?

Joining VERA means making a program or class commitment to:

  • teach about representative democracy, voting, and topical election issues
  • encourage and help eligible students and staff register to vote, get to the polls, and vote
  • encourage non-eligible students to talk to family members and friends who can vote
  • participate in a program-wide mock election
  • exploring ways to take action in and shape civil society
What kind of support is provided?
  • We have a host of teaching resources for you to explore.
  • Workshops and webinars are available for your state. Contact us.

Join adult educators from all the NELRC states help adult learners exercise their voice and choice inside and outside of the classroom. Recruit your colleagues! With your help, we can build a more participatory democracy!

More questions? Email Cynthia Peters at