We are looking forward to our meeting about Engaging Young Voters with Adrian Ballesteros speaking on Monday, March 14, 2020 at 7pm via zoom. All are welcome. Read background information or register here.
We’re looking forwarding to hearing what Adrian Ballesteros has to say because this is such an important topic.
Here’s why we need to learn more—young voters are important and growing more so in every election… NJ has one of the highest rates of young voter participation in the country at 67%:
Young people had a major impact on the 2020 election. We recently estimated that 50% or half of youth (ages 18-29) cast a ballot last November—a remarkable 11-point increase over youth voter turnout in 2016. Our previous analyses have also highlighted that youth turnout differed drastically by state: as high as 67% in some, and as low as 32% in others.”— “Half of Youth Voted in 2020, An 11-Point Increase from 2016,” from CIRCLE, the website for the Center of Voter Engagement and Support, Tisch College, Tufts University.
It’s their future!
Listening to young people is the right thing to do.
Youth civic engagement is critical for a variety of reasons. Young people, while not a monolithic group, share certain characteristics that have the potential to make them powerful civic actors, and their participation carries benefits. They have unique perspectives on local issues, they often bring new ideas to the table, and they can be an inexhaustible source of energy and passion for social change.”— “Why is Youth Civic Engagement Important?” from CIRCLE, the website for the Center of Voter Engagement and Support, Tisch College, Tufts University.
Young women and people of color made a difference in Joe Biden’s election…
Young people’s electoral participation also differed, sometimes drastically, by race/ethnicity and gender. […], with young people of color preferring President Biden…”— “2020 Youth Voter Turnout by Race/Ethnicity and Gender” from CIRCLE, the website for the Center of Voter Engagement and Support, Tisch College, Tufts University.
Next Meeting on Monday!
Information collected by Sheryl Coe for the Mount Arlington Democrats.