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Many of the #youthvote kids that I've talked to are primarily concerned with 3 things, Trump, Climate Change & Gun Control. Don't tell me they aren't voting this year. My impression is that they sure are! #ElectionDay #Vote #TuesdayThoughts
2/"Young people historically vote at lower rates, typically, than other age groups, and that has been especially true of the midterms. But this year, registration for younger voters is up substantially, with some studies anticipating the highest youth turnout in decades.
3/"We wanted to know what issues are motivating young people at such impressive rates this year, so we asked. In just a few days we had more than 800 passionate, sharp and often surprising responses. The respondents frequently mentioned climate change, no matter their party
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Pennsylvania Republicans think they can condescend to young people, but those meddling #youthvote kids won’t let them get away with it. Here’s who we’re ready to put in office. (1/9) #PApol
#PAGov: Tom Wolf, who opposes right-to-work laws and supports a rapid transition to clean energy deserves re-election for governor. NXTGN.US/fka
#PASen: Bob Casey serves Pennsylvanians admirably in the Senate. He supports universal background checks for firearms and will continue standing up to Trump. NXTGN.US/fkb
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Virginia is where the post-Trump bounceback began last year, and we’re determined to elect more progressive leaders this year—including an all-women slate of congressional candidates. #VApol (1/7)
#VA02: Elaine Luria will prioritize Virginians’ safety by working to protect access to affordable healthcare and working to combat climate change. NXTGN.US/fj6
#VA05: Leslie Cockburn believes in #MedicareForAll. She will fight for living wages and free community college—and against pipelines. NXTGN.US/fj7
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Pundits have traditionally written off Arizona as a reliable red state. Not anymore.

The #youthvote and Democratic candidates are fired up to bring change. #AZpol (1/6) NXTGN.US/fja
#AZGov: David Garcia has the chance to become Arizona’s first Latinx governor in decades. He fights for immigrants, students, teachers, and all Arizonans.
#AZSen: Kyrsten Sinema rose from an impoverished upbringing to Congress. She is a strong advocate for reproductive rights and could become the first openly bisexual senator in U.S. history.
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From the governor's mansion to the halls of Congress, Democrats across Michigan have the opportunity to reclaim the state from Republicans. #MIpol (1/7) NXTGN.US/fjf
#MIGov: Gretchen Whitmer is the leader Michigan deserves. She supports affordable healthcare, the #metoo movement, and will stand up to Trump. NXTGN.US/fjg
#MISen: Debbie Stabenow was the first woman to defeat a sitting senator. From banning oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes to supporting sensible gun control, Stabenow will fight to protect Michigan residents. NXTGN.US/fjh
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The path to a #BlueWave runs through the Golden State. Meet the candidates in key flippable California districts. #CApol (1/9) NXTGN.US/fii
#CA10: “He’s a newb, but a smart one.” Josh Harder supports the #DreamAct, #MedicareForAll, and debt relief for college students. NXTGN.US/fic
#CA21: TJ Cox has helped bring $40 million worth of investments and over 700 jobs to the district and wants to develop improved clean water infrastructure in the Central Valley. NXTGN.US/fid
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In case you missed this....
Count Me Among the Mob
#TuesdayThoughts #TuesdayMorning #VoteBlue #youthvote
2/"One thing that I find profoundly disappointing about modern liberalism, particularly as it now stands in opposition to Trumpism, is the degree to which it is reactive, governed by what is being done to it rather than its own positive vision. It is true that Donald Trump is not
3/"only antithetical to liberal values, he is antithetical to most American values, and as such limiting his power and limiting the duration of his tenure are of paramount concern and absolute urgency. Therefore, resisting what Trump represents becomes a central point of moral
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At a presentation by @NextGenAmerica about the #YouthVote. Fate of country depends on the young. Millennial and Gen Z will be 34% of all US eligible voters in 2018.

In 2014, the last midterm, turnout by 18-34yo was... 23%. Gotta change that this year.
“For the vast majority of non-Republican young voters, the decision isn’t D vs R. It’s voting vs. non-voting.” #youthvote
This research project doesn’t focus on issues. Young people care intensely about issues; that’s a given. Talking about issues vital. But things that stop them from voting aren’t about issues, they’re more about believing that votes don’t matter or perpetuate a broken system.
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