Youth Vote

In this episode of the AccessLocal.TV podcast, a group of young people discuss the importance of the youth vote, especially in light of the midterm elections. “It feels like a lot of youth don’t vote because old people look at us and think, ‘They’re too young, they don’t know what they’re doing.’” Read more at […]

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Latino youth vote 2016

While many California youth say they’re not interested in voting, others can’t wait to turn 18 and get to the polls. Meanwhile, this election season has seen a burst of voter participation from Latino youth, many of whom come from families that don’t fit squarely into one of the two main political party affiliations. “Latinos don’t so much respond to […]

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Young Latinos could exert major influence at the polls — if they get out and vote

Republican candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that many Mexican immigrants were criminals, rapists and drug dealers — and his proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico — could motivate Latinos to vote in record numbers this November. This growing population of eligible voters could have an impact on the next election – but […]

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Long Beach millennials say why they vote — and why they don’t

With local elections coming up, and a heated presidential race this year, will Long Beach youth turn up to vote? Nationally, only 41 percent of youth ages 18 to 24 voted for a presidential candidate in 2012, according to the Census Bureau, compared to 72 percent of seniors who voted in that election. “Voting isn’t really a priority amongst millenials right now… maybe […]

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