Historically, younger generations had very low voter turnout rates in the U.S. By 2020, there will be an estimated 22 million teens who will be eligible to vote in their first elections. What do you think would encourage more young people to cast their vote?
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Are youth in your community looking forward to voting when they turn 18? Why or why not? Record an audio or video interview with 2-3 classmates and ask them. You can also share your own views.
For more information on how to register to vote, visit https://vote.gov/
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.