"Take action in your school, in your community, and most certainly in the ballot box. You can register to vote TODAY. You can get online and write a letter to our government officials TODAY. Let your emotion turn to passion, let your passion turn to purpose, let your purpose turn to potential." said Jayden Newman, a young LWVHF member and the final speaker at the June 13th Lansing event.
With 12,000 Americans turning 18 every day, it’s more important than ever for young people to feel empowered to set the course for our country by making their voices heard at the ballot box. Many organizations like The League of Women Voters have begun to engage young people in the political process and inspire participation. The millennial generation is the largest and most diverse in the United States – 93 million strong, 43% from communities of color, outnumbering even the baby boomers. Despite making up more than one-third of the population and holding the power to become the most influential voting bloc in the country, young people are frustrated with the political process and are opting out of participating.
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BUILDING THE POLITICAL POWER OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Our local league is a great resource for youth organizing within the community. We are networked with the most progressive community groups who wish to revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power. This upcoming election we encourage our youth to ROCK THE VOTE. Every vote counts and we are counting on our young people of America who are tuned in and ready to take action in the streets and at the poll all across our country. Click this link if you are Ready to register to vote http://www.rockthevote.org/how-to-vote/register-to-vote/?source=rtv.org-mainnav or any of the links below.
PROTEST ARE POWERFUL AND YOUNG PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO PROTEST. NOW, WILL THEY TURN OUT TO VOTE?
Our young adults lead the charge and filled streets across the country on a scale not seen since the 1960s to protest for racial justice. Our league supported the protests by providing teams and tools that would assist protest organizers to get people registered to vote at protest locations. We are registering voters on the spot. If you need the voter registration support email our team at lwvhfvoterservices [at] yahoo.com of Contact Lillian Bacon at 708-932-0278
You can register online, in person, or download registration forms and register through the mail. The Office of Cook County Clerk David Orr has a website: http://www.cookcountyclerk.com that has specific information about online, mail-in and in person registration. For voters who live outside of Cook County there are links to their county's website.
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