I continue to be impressed with young women who, although they are not old enough to vote, are engaging in the political process in order to make sure their views and voices are heard.
I’ve got a suggestion for them to consider.
Young people, ages 18 to 29, make up 24% of the voting-eligible population, but way too few of them actually do. Maybe some of these activist 15-, 16-, and 17-year olds could each adopt a 20-something and engage in a little bit of one-on-one GOTV?
Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis, have you got time to tackle this one? Any other young activists looking for a great way to have an impact on the election even though you can’t vote? Just imagine the killer college application essays you’ll be able to write if you could tackle this one?
And hey, no reason that those of us who already vote can’t adopt someone as well. I’m going to try to figure out who I know that doesn’t vote and see if I can turn out one more vote for the team in November.