- Supreme Court
There is one vacancy on the bench after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and there may be more in the coming years. Shifting the balance of the court will aid in confirming legislation you support. Vote for the Presidential and Senate candidates who will nominate and confirm justices who align with your interpretation of the Constitution.
- Student Debt
Student debt is one of the most pressing issues facing young people in the United States. As of November 2016, total outstanding student debt has reached almost 1.4 trillion dollars. Voting for politicians with concrete proposals to combat this crisis will be important in setting up young people for a financially stable future.
- Climate Change
Climate Change is a serious problem, and we are already experiencing the consequences of our environmental policies. Polar ice is already melting, raising the sea levels. Rising sea levels and increased global temperatures threaten our future and presents an enormous threat to civilization.Unless we elect leaders who will act urgently to combat this crisis, young people will be the demographic most seriously affected by climate change.
- Criminal Justice Reform
Currently, the United States includes about 4% of the world’s population, but about 22% of the world’s prisoners . Many Americans are put behind bars for decades for non-violent crimes. Do you want another generation of mass incarceration in our country?
- National Debt
As of October 24, 2016, the national debt is almost $20 trillion. If our country’s debt continues to increase in the coming years, young people will pay the price of this crisis. Electing officials who are committed to alleviating this crisis is vital for our economic future.
- It is your Constitutional Responsibility!
“Old enough to fight, old enough to vote” was the motto of advocates for lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 during the Vietnam War. Many young people were being drafted to fight overseas, but they did not have a say in who was sending them. The right of young people to vote is now protected under the 26th Amendment of the Constitution. Today, millennials make up the largest age demographic in the United States; this will be one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Exercise your constitutional right to vote at the local, state, and federal levels to shape future policy decisions in our communities.