“Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million Hispanic eligible voters projected for 2016—a share greater than any other racial or ethnic group of voters, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.”*
We are the most educated and diverse generation to date.** And yet we either register to vote and don’t—or we don’t register at all! We declare that we care about rights. And yet we don’t exercise our God-given right to vote. I don’t get it. Is it that we are a talking generation and not a doing generation? Do we just talk big and act small? Why don’t we start putting some action to our beliefs? “Oh, but I’m only one person.” Yes, you are. And there are millions who echo your sentiment.
Did you know that 12.4 million young voters were registered in 2014 but didn’t vote?*** This means that in swing states, we have the power to move this election. So what would happen if in 2016 every Millennial voted? We could truly dictate the future of our country.
I vote that we vote and show the world that we Millennials care about our future, and we’re willing to speak up and support those candidates who reflect our beliefs. Let’s write our (future) history.
*Krogstad, J. M., Lopez, M. H., Lopez, G., Passel, J. S. & Patten, E. (2016, January 19). Millennials make up almost half of Latino eligible voters in 2016. Retrieved from http://www.pewhispanic.org/2016/01/19/millennials-make-up-almost-half-of-latino-eligible-voters-in-2016/
**2014, October. 15 economic facts about Millennials. Retrieved
***Weiss, J. (2015, August 21). Millennials don’t believe in voting. Retrieved