Across the country, Millennials flocked to the polls to cast their ballots on Election Day, proving some pundits wrong and showing that young voters’ political power is continuing to grow. READ MORE
80% of our generation agrees that government investments in education are necessary to ensure America’s long term growth. These young people are voting for it.
Find out more about Millennial voters in the new report from Campus Progress, Millennial Voters Refuse To Be Left Out Of This Election.
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Young people voting is extremely important because our demographic is the largest number of voters. We are typically all facing the same issues and concerns, so if we take the initiative to get involved in the debates and campaigns, and then follow that by voting, we have a greater chance of making a change in our favor.
Close to 50 percent of the 22- to 26-year-olds surveyed do not know the voter ID requirements in their state, which could keep a significant portion of youth from casting ballots on Nov. 6.
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Source: The Huffington Post
Young people are energized because they’re living it,” she said. “They’re living with some of the struggles… We’re living the lack of jobs, the debt when we come out of college, the inability to find a job even being a barista. The truth is, there is an enormous amount of energy in this generation and we have more tools than we’ve ever had to communicate directly with each other.
Name: Sandra Fluke
Claim to fame: Stood up for women’s health, stared down Rush Limbaugh
Pep Talk: “The poll worker said to me, ‘I remember you voted in the primary election.’ He remembered me because so few young people had voted in that election… We have to do better than that as a generation. It’s so critical that we make our voices heard on election day.”
Find out more about Voter ID laws here.