The Weight Of The Youth Vote

The 2020 election saw an impressive increase in voter turnout, particularly among young voters. According to young people interviewed in Merced, personal interest in political issues was a main motivator for choosing to participate in the election. “I feel like this election was a lot more than just voting for a president or voting for a political party. It wasn’t about being a Democrat or a Republican, it was really about life. It was about people’s livelihoods being affected and all these policies.” said Jessie, an 18 year old from Merced and first-time voter. To hear more perspectives from California youth, read the full story at We’Ced.

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