One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 presidential election will be members of Gen Z. The country’s youngest voters have an opportunity to step into their political power during two defining generational moments: A global pandemic and a reckoning over racism quite unlike previous years.
This is a diverse, online and mostly progressive generation. It’s true that young people have historically voted at much lower rates than older generations. But they have a lot at stake in 2020, and they have big ideas about what the government should be doing for its citizens — even if they’re more disillusioned and distrustful of political institutions.
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