Young Voters Going Democrat to Record Degree

According to Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, President of NextGen America, “young voters” are now breaking 3-1 for Democrats.

Zachary Shahan reports further in CleanTechnica on November 9, 2022:

Young people have historically been more progressive, liberal, and Democratic. The statement from Ramirez is that they have gone in that direction more than ever before. Another part of that statement is that they have been engaged to an unprecedented degree. Part of that is due to their concern for climate change and stronger climate action… more than 4 times as many young Democrats voted early in Pennsylvania in 2022 than in 2018.

Zachary Shahan | CleanTechnica

“NextGen America is the nation’s largest youth voting organization that’s using innovative digital and field strategies to turn out young voters in key states. We’re empowering the largest and most diverse generation in American history through voter education, registration and mobilization. At NextGen we share lessons learned with the broader progressive community to build a stronger, more nimble and effective democracy. By working with young people across the country, we’re shaping a government that respects us, reflects us, and represents us — not just for an election cycle but for generations to come.”

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