Youth Vote Episode 3
Despite the political apathy that the entire Millenial generation has been accused of, there are a growing number of young people who are becoming interested and participating in the political process.
"I wanted to get involved...and the national leadership appointed me to the position." Thomas Dec- Connecticut High School Coordinator for Students for Barack Obama
Rock the Vote's latest poll (9.23.08) of 18-29 year olds shows young voters are increasingly engaged in the upcoming presidential election, driven by concerns over the faltering economy and a sense that our country needs a new direction. Concern over the economy, while a top issue for young people since 2006, has intensified and is now the number one issue this election for nearly half (41%) of 18-29 year olds. The political leanings of young voters have remained steady since Rock the Vote's last poll in February: when asked for whom they would vote for president in November, 56% said Barack Obama and 29% said John McCain.
"I gave for the first time financially to a political campaign and then I did a little phone banking." Jennifer Kim
Remember to vote on November 4
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