Group working to get Gen Z to vote
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Less than a month before midterms, a bipartisan organization is taking a press court determined to register young people and get them to vote.
At the moment, number of employees registers voters at concerts and sporting events nationwide. The organization has already registered 175,000 people and counting, doubling the number four years ago.
“There’s a lot of impetus from these young voters that I speak to,” said Ann Keasling, a sports field organizer for Headcount. “They feel like they have a huge responsibility and a huge opportunity to see what’s important to them when they vote.”
The 22-year-old is hoping the nation’s youngest voters, Gen Z, will make a big comeback this November.
Tom Bergan, Headcount’s Voter Engagement Manager, said voters under 30 could make a difference at key races.
“I think that really speaks to the excitement surrounding the midterm elections this year,” he said. “This could be a turning point.”
While Headcount doesn’t vote for any party, political analyst Todd Belt said his work is particularly good for Democrats.
“The 18-29 year old voters really gave Joe Biden the White House,” he said.
Belt explained that those same voters are not as enthusiastic about President Biden’s performance this cycle.
“(They’re) again the least enthusiastic and the least voting,” he said.
But after the Supreme Court took away the national right to abortion, there has been a flood of new voter registrations.
“Will it be enough to turn the tide? Time will tell,” he said.
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