Civics Class in Action – More Young People in NC Registered to Vote

Recently Targetsmart, a data collection firm, released a report on voter registration entitled “ANALYSIS: AFTER PARKLAND SHOOTING, YOUTH VOTER REGISTRATION SURGES.”

In every one of the 39 states targeted except four, voter registration in the age group of 18-29 has risen.

In NC, it has risen by %5.5.

votermap

voterreg-1024x443

Joe Killian of NC Policy Watch highlighted this report in a post adding a quote from Targetsmart’s CEO.

A new generation of political leaders emerged in the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy,” Bonier said in the release Thursday. “We witnessed their ability to organize in North Carolina and across the country as massive crowds took to the streets for the March for Our Lives, and now we’re seeing a quantifiable impact from that organizing. It remains to be seen how many of these younger registrants will cast a ballot in November, but they are poised to have a louder voice than ever in these critical midterm elections” (http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2018/07/19/analysis-youth-voter-registration-up-since-parkland-school-shooting/).

Might just make November’s elections that much more important.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s