Updated: May 21
YOUR future depends on it.
According to NBC and other news outlets with similar statistics, millennials have always had a low voter turnout. This year, that changes.
Miles Howard, an Opinion writer for NBC, said that there is hope for today’s youth to make change.
“What is unique about millennials is the fact that in 2019, we will become the largest living generation in America,” Howard said. “This grants us sizable political power that could decide elections. If we show up.”
Howard added that in order to convince millennials to vote, you have to show them that you care about where they come from.
“Quite often, millennials don’t vote because they don’t believe that our political system can be a vehicle for change and progress and they don’t think their vote will make a difference” he said.
This mentality doesn’t just belong to millennials, though. A lot of grown folks believe that their single vote won’t make an impact. If you believe this, you’re WRONG.
Many political races have been decided on single votes in history before that made or broke someone’s chance of being in office.
I have seen more of us on social media discussing this topic. People my age, as well as those who aren’t, have grown increasingly frustrated and passionate about today’s social and political climate since Trump walked into office.
But that’s the thing- whatever side you’re on, you can’t just be mad. You have to be active. I hope the same energy you use to comment/like/share political agendas appears at the actual polls today.
GET OUT THERE AND VOTE TODAY
(Polls are open from 6AM to 8PM)