October 8 2018

Sacramento Bee’s 

How to get young people to vote?

Daniel Zingale – Senior Vice President, California Endowment

…This just in… Nearly half of more than 2,000 young Californians surveyed said current voting rules are too restrictive. But 68% believe voting makes a difference and 73% plan to vote in November. In this poll of 16-24 year-old Californians released by the statewide civic engagement organization Power California, young people identified the problems that are most likely to motivate them to vote. Topping their list were the issues of immigration, affordable housing and the environment. If we’re serious about wanting young Californians to vote, let’s listen to what they’re telling us. Remove unnecessary restrictions on voting, and prioritize the issues that show them voting can make a difference in their lives….

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