America’s Youth Respond to First Presidential Debate

In response to the first presidential debate of the 2024 election between incumbent President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, NextGen PAC President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:

“We knew the stakes heading into tonight’s debate, and what’s been made clear tonight is the glaring difference between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s visions for our future. We heard Trump spew nothing but dangerous lies and revisionist history while Biden defined a clear stance on corporate greed, abortion rights, and climate justice. President Biden emphasized a commitment to protecting rights and strengthening democracy. In contrast, Donald Trump resurfaced with a regressive MAGA agenda aimed at stripping away freedoms and protecting the elite.

“In Trump’s chilling revival of the MAGA agenda tonight, we saw a clear blueprint for a future that threatens our fundamental rights and entrenches inequality. MAGA Republicans seek unchecked power, aiming to dismantle reproductive rights, attack immigrant rights, undermine healthcare access, and perpetuate economic disparities favoring the wealthy. Their Project 2025 agenda is a direct assault on the freedoms and opportunities that young Americans deserve. Tonight’s debate illuminated the stark reality of what another Trump term could mean: a country where personal liberties are sacrificed for the benefit of a privileged few, and where democracy itself hangs in the balance.

“We face a clear choice – a future where democracy flourishes and one where it withers under authoritarian rule. This election, we have the opportunity to shape our future and we are determined to turn out for ourselves and for our rights. As we approach the November elections, NextGen PAC remains committed to organizing and mobilizing young people to embrace a future that champions equality, opportunity, and justice for all.”


About NextGen PAC
NextGen PAC’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in elections and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history. We invite 18-to-35 year olds into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our country. NextGen PAC fights for a progressive future by growing and wielding the grassroots political power of young people on the ground and online.