Young voters to make their voices heard during early voting across the country
Austin, TX — With less than a month to Election Day, early voting is now underway in different states across the country. In some states, residents can now vote with an absentee ballot submitted by mail or in-person at their local election clerk’s office. In the next few weeks of voting, NextGen America is running extensive outreach efforts in Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Nevada, Michigan, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire as part of its nationwide campaign to register, educate, and mobilize young voters during the 2022 election cycle. NextGen plans to contact over 9.6 million young voters ahead of this year’s election.
After the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, NextGen has seen a massive increase in voter motivation, especially among young women across the country. Young voters overall are ready and eager to cast their ballots now until the last day of voting on November 8. NextGen’s team online and on the ground will make sure young voters we register are prepared and have a plan to make an impact in this election.
“Early voting is underway, and our team could not be more excited to get out the vote and help folks make a plan to have their voices heard,” NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez said. “We have spent the past two years connecting with millions of young voters to make sure they are prepared for this moment, and now it’s time to turn this preparation into action. From student debt to marijuana, the youth agenda is defining and determining the direction of this country, and we are not backing down now. NextGen is proud to empower young people to create the change they want to see for the world, and we are ready to turnout in droves this midterm to make it happen.”
In 2020, NextGen mobilized 1 in every 9 young voters who cast a ballot, leading to the largest youth voter turnout in history. Ahead of this year’s midterms, NextGen will be empowering millions of young people across seven key states to elect leaders who will combat the climate crisis, fight for basic civil liberties like the right to abortion access and care, and create an economy that works for all of us.
About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more.