Millenials, New Energy, And The Vote
Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that.
David Roberts, April 30, 2016 (VOX)
“…[Millennials born between 1980 and 2000…are, in many ways, an incredibly attractive political target. There's a lot of them, they lean Democrat, they are more concerned about climate change than older cohorts, and they absolutely love clean energy…The problem is, too few of them vote…[Youth voter turnout in presidential elections has fallen below 50 percent, and Baby Boomers now outvote their children's generation by 30 percentage points. [E]co-billionaire Tom Steyer’s] Super PAC, NextGen Climate, is launching a $25 million [national campaign to register and mobilize young voters in seven key battleground states to help elect climate champions…If recent history is any guide, a swing of a few percentage points in the millennial vote could shift [2016 swing state] senatorial and presidential elections…[And] 76 percent of 18‐29 year olds say climate change is a serious problem facing America…[63 percent call] it a very serious problem…[and] 64 percent say the federal government should do more to address climate change…” click here for more