“We already voted for change, but if we really want it to happen, we need to vote again,” said Edward Aguilar, a 17-year-old CEO and co-founder of Students for Tomorrow, an organization working toward a more youth-represented government.
“New voters outta thin air”—Turning age 18 after Election Day, ready to vote in the Georgia Senate runoffs.
“We’ve been able to get thousands of Republicans to pledge to vote across the aisle and vote for Ossoff this election cycle because we’re having them vote as students, rather than Republicans or Democrats,” said Aguilar.
A bipartisan group of Georgia teens is trying to flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students to vote in the January runoffs
A bipartisan group of Georgia teens, StudentsForTomorrow, wants to help flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students to vote in the January runoffs.
“Welcome to Students for 2020 HQ,” says 17-year-old Edward Aguilar, as he walks under colorful string lights on a friend’s back patio in Alpharetta. This is the makeshift office for the group that developed an algorithm for college students to determine where their vote matters most – in their hometowns or where they go to school.
Students Registered. But Will They Cast Ballots? College Vote Unpredictable Heading into Election Day
Ahead of November 3, voter registration by people ages 18 to 24 was higher in most states than it was in 2016 — by more than 33 percent in some places. But registration doesn’t necessarily equal voters, even in elections without a pandemic and unprecedented barriers to the ballot box.
For President-elect Joe Biden to accomplish his goals during his first two years in office, he needs the Senate to turn blue. The likelihood of that happening could depend on Georgia’s youth voters, a group that swung heavily Democratic during the presidential election.
Some House candidates, typically Democrats, can usually count on support from students living on college campuses, but many of those students are now living back home.
Thousands of young people turning 18 between 4 November and 5 January could play a huge role in deciding who controls the US Senate – and, with it, the nature of Joe Biden’s presidency. Of one those young people, Michael Giusto of Students For Tomorrow, could be the deciding factor.