FE: Your voice, your vote

03 Nov FE: Your voice, your vote

This week I wish to thank everyone who has registered to vote and those who have voted early! Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day for midterms in the United States.
Rock the Vote is drawing on decades of experience to deploy the most effective and impactful messages, tactics, and technology to uplift and empower the largest, most diverse generation in U.S. history.
They do this while also pioneering innovative ways to make democratic participation more accessible and defending people’s right to vote.
85% 2020 voter turnout
60% first-time voters
In 2024, Millennials and Generation Z will comprise 44% of American voters
Young voters are new voters and as new voters they face unique obstacles to voting that result in turnout that is historically 20 to 30 points below older voters. This discrepancy is even greater in midterms, state and local elections. As a result, our democracy continuously fails to represent youth, generation after generation.
As young voters overcome these challenges to break turnout records as they did in 2018 and 2020, they’ve become the target of voter suppression efforts. From the rise of voter ID laws to intensified efforts to remove polling sites from college campuses, young people must navigate obstacles designed to keep them from making their voices heard.
We know what works.
The challenges young voters face as new voters are not insurmountable. Our efforts focus on research-driven programs and innovative solutions to right the system and ensure each youth generation is represented in our democracy.
To learn more about Rock the Vote’s work to empower young people, check out: https://www.rockthevote.org.
Some ride share services have mentioned that they will offer a free ride to vote, so watch for those codes.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for voting! We welcome your comments below.

Akasha Lin
Akasha Garnier for #TheWishwall
Author, Brand Expert, Filmmaker

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