NextGen VA working to get the youth to the polls

Virginia

Activist groups are still targeting voters long after registration deadlines to get them to the polls.

On Tuesday, NextGen VA hosted a “Don’t boo, vote!” Halloween candy-clad event at George Mason University. The organization has registered approximately 900 Mason students to vote this year, and wants to ensure they follow through to the voting site.

With an initial $2 million investment, the blue group is focused on defending Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D – Va.) seat, and flipping congressional districts 2,5, 7 and 10.

“The youth demographic is one of the largest and most rapidly growing in the voter universe,” said Terence Stovall, an organizer with NextGen America. However, “we have one of the most abysmal turn out rates of any demographics. We’re somewhere at like 23%.”

NextGen VA has registered over 25,000 young Virginians to vote this year.

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