We hear it over and over from the pundit class: Democrats have a chance to take over the House (and maybe the Senate) this year — but younger voters can’t be relied upon to turn out on Election Day.
In fact, many older Democrats that I know agree with the pundits. They don’t think you’ll turn out and vote on November 6th.
They don’t think you’ll vote in big numbers because that’s what history tells them. Statistically, older voters are more likely to vote.
Some older Democrats think that younger voters are not realistic, or too impatient, or too easily swayed by fringe candidates on the extreme left…
But I have three bright daughters between the ages of 38 and 23 – and I know that all of you young people are going to vote this Election Day.
I know you’re going to vote because Donald Trump must be stopped.
I know you’re going to vote because Climate Change is real.
I know you’re going to vote because the Parkland students have inspired us all to fight for sane gun laws.
I know you’re going to vote because GOP white supremacy and misogyny is off the charts.
I know you’re going to vote because GOP state officials are always coming up with legislative schemes to keep college voters and people of color from casting their votes – and that should piss you off!
I know you’re going to vote because Brett Kavanaugh is an embarrassment to the Supreme Court.
I know you’re going to vote because our future depends on it.
And you have a lot more future ahead of you than we do.
So, prove the old farts wrong. Show up at the polls on November 6th– and vote for a better future for America by kicking Republicans out of office. There are lots of exciting, progressive Democratic candidates to support. They need your votes.
But it’s not enough to vote. I know you’re going to vote. But you’ve also got to volunteer – and help get the vote out.