The following is written by Brenna Conway and Imani Marshall of the Roosevelt Institute.
Young people in Illinois voted in record high numbers last week for the most competitive presidential primary race in their lifetime. Their votes made a difference and the engagement they demonstrated was powerful – they lead local activist movements, drove election-defining issues, and followed up with their votes. Still trying to figure out what’s guiding the youth vote? Debating whether they’ll make the difference in November? Just look at Illinois.
Locally, young Democrats and Republicans came out in even larger numbers than they did for Illinois’s 2008 primary. Twelve percent of Republican voters and 17% of Democratic voters READ MORE