Posted November 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM
by Kenzi Green, Director of Communications, College Democrats of America
Young Americans sent a powerful message on November 6: do not underestimate us. In 2008, young people turned out in record numbers to support then-Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The GOP counted on this as being an anomaly and assumed that we would all quietly step back out of the political spotlight in 2012. But that didn't happen. In fact, Americans under 30 turned out in even greater numbers than they did in 2008, and they overwhelmingly voted for President Obama.
We are constantly told that our generation is the future of our country, but this statement suggests that our voice does not matter now. It puts our interests and needs on a shelf to be dealt with at ...Read More »