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Youth get involved as Election Day draws near

Fox 11 News, Monique Lopez:

Matt Albert, chair of the Outagamie County Republican Party and volunteer at the phonebank believes if you want something done, you have to do it yourself.

“You can’t sit on the sidelines and expect that what you believe in is going to be taken care of,” he said.

The Campus Vote Project says millenials and Gen Z will be the largest share of eligible voters in 2020.

Those groups have seen a pandemic, two economic crashes, two foreign wars, and renewed, nationwide reckonings with racial justice and gun violence.

“The Parkland shooting was something that felt really close to home,” High School Democrats president Charlotte Kerpen said. “I knew at any moment that could be me or my friends."

“What really sparked me to get involved and take action was a combination of the Ferguson protests, that really made me think about my position as a black man in America, and also the Pulse Nightclub shooting, that really made me reflect upon my experience as a gay man,” said Nowling.

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