Youth voting organization contacts over 3 million young people ahead of Tuesday’s primaries
Austin, TX — As North Carolinians and Pennsylvanians head to the polls today to vote in their primary elections, NextGen America is celebrating its mobilization efforts to engage and inform young voters ahead of these key elections. Over the last month, NextGen ran intensive outreach efforts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina as part of its nationwide campaign to register, educate and mobilize young voters during the 2022 election cycle.
NextGen Pennsylvania and North Carolina organizers and volunteers text-banked, phone-banked and hosted voter-registration events on college campuses, including at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Villanova University in Pennsylvania. NextGen organizers also hosted registration booths at Philadelphia’s annual Penn Relays event. Overall, NextGen contacted more than 580,000 North Carolina voters and 800,000 Pennsylvania voters in May alone.
“Today is an exciting moment for young Pennsylvanians, who turned out in record numbers during the last election cycle,” NextGen America Pennsylvania State Director D’Angelo Virgo said. “One thing is clear: young people are motivated to keep their momentum going and make their voices heard at the ballot box – and NextGen is providing them with the tools and resources they need to exercise their electoral power.”
“Our team spent months connecting with young voters on the ground to gear them up for today,” NextGen America North Carolina State Director Erik Daniels said. “Young people recognize their ability to create real change in North Carolina when they use their collective power and vote. We are proud of the work we’ve done so far – but we’re not stopping here. We’re ready to continue creating a state that truly represents the values of young people by turning out in record numbers.”
As of May 17, NextGen has contacted more than 1.6 million young voters in North Carolina and 2 million voters in Pennsylvania through in-person events, texts and calls since March 2022. North Carolina and Pennsylvania are two of eight states in NextGen’s national program, which is engaging young voters and providing them with resources for the 2022 midterms.
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.