Youth Votes in Elections

August 07, 1996
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Robin Caiola

Co-director of 20/20 Vision, a national nonprofit group that is trying to revitalize the democratic process by encouraging individuals to take 20 minutes each month to take action to protect the environment and promote peace

The 1992 elections marked the first time in recent years that candidates and campaigns actively sought out the youth vote. Lest we forget that defining moment on MTV when then- candidate Clinton answered the question that America’s young people were allegedly dying to know, does he wear boxers or briefs? Underwear aside, a new poll released today reveals that the majority of the under-30 voting crowd feel Washington policy makers have the wrong priorities.


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