- Action Alert
We can't sit out this election
The first step to solving any crisis is admitting that we have a problem. Say it with me: we have a voting problem. A big one.
Did you know that in 2016, fewer than half of eligible voters under the age of 30 voted? Ouch. It’s even worse during midterm election years. In 2014, just 20% showed up. Not. Cool.
This year’s midterm election couldn’t be more critical. Frustration and anger with the administration and Congress are fueling a sense of urgency in people to get off the sidelines and be active—as candidates, campaign volunteers, and advocates.
So you’d think that young adult voters would be clamoring to show up on election day, right? Not exactly. One recent poll showed that only 28% of young voters said they will definitely vote in 2018. (That’s compared to 74% of seniors who said the same.)
If our generation turned out in full force, we’d make up the largest voting block in the electorate. We have more power than we realize, but only if we get organized and get out to vote. Can you commit to voting right now?