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A Conversation About the Gen Z and Millennial Vote A Conversation About the Gen Z and Millennial Vote
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Live captioning is available.Live captioning is available.
Voters are disproportionately old; marchers are disproportionately young.Voters are disproportionately old; marchers are disproportionately young.
Protests across the country against police brutality largely drew people under 35, a stark contrast with those who vote. The 2018 midterms brought a notable uptick in youth turnout. But even then, the rate of about 36 percent for people under 30 was nearly half that of those 65 and up.Protests across the country against police brutality largely drew people under 35, a stark contrast with those who vote. The 2018 midterms brought a notable uptick in youth turnout. But even then, the rate of about 36 percent for people under 30 was nearly half that of those 65 and up.
Nevertheless, young voters are a crucial target in the presidential election. Gen Z and millennial voters will account for 37 percent of eligible voters.Nevertheless, young voters are a crucial target in the presidential election. Gen Z and millennial voters will account for 37 percent of eligible voters.
What are the issues that are really driving a new generation of voters?What are the issues that are really driving a new generation of voters?
New York Times politics reporter Nick Corasaniti spoke with comedian Ilana Glazer; Vic Barrett, a young climate activist; and Tara McGowan, chief executive of Acronym, a progressive nonprofit, about combating voter apathy. Then politics deputy editor Rachel Dry sat with Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy mind behind the Green New Deal, and the Times reporter Lisa Friedman to talk about whether climate issues will motivate voters.New York Times politics reporter Nick Corasaniti spoke with comedian Ilana Glazer; Vic Barrett, a young climate activist; and Tara McGowan, chief executive of Acronym, a progressive nonprofit, about combating voter apathy. Then politics deputy editor Rachel Dry sat with Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy mind behind the Green New Deal, and the Times reporter Lisa Friedman to talk about whether climate issues will motivate voters.
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