Stories tagged: "NextGen"

Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
Cheri Beasley Just Landed an Endorsement from the Largest Youth Voting Group in the US 

Youth voters were a key demographic in Joe Biden’s 2020 win over Donald Trump.

Dating apps and voting? Youth voter orgs in North Carolina are using the ubiquitous apps to make-inroads in voter participation. (Shutterstock)
Swipe Right If You Love Democracy: How NC Voting Groups Are Using Dating Apps

NextGen America, a voting organization that helped mobilize 4.6 million young voters two years ago, will bring their North Carolina outreach to Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.

A truck carrying an ad in Raleigh for NextGen, a national youth voter organization seeking to turn out college voters in North Carolina.
‘They’re Ready to Vote’: Inside the Push to Turn Out NC’s College Students

Voting among young people surged in NC in the 2018 election. Organizers are hoping for an even bigger windfall in 2020.

In an election roiled by coronavirus and racial injustice, three young voters tell us what's motivating them for this election. President Trump came up early and often. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘We Didn’t Vote in 2016’: Why These Young NC Voters Are So Eager to Vote This Year

Three young voters from NC talk about the issues and the candidates that will drive them to the polls this year.

Holding a sign that reads, "The American system is rigged," a woman amplifies her voice as she implores protesters to rise to the occasion and become activists during a Caribbean-led Black Lives Matter rally at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, Sunday, June 14, 2020, in New York. Image via AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
I’m a Youth Organizer. This Juneteenth, I Pledge to Get Out the Youth Vote

A NC-based youth organizer reflects on the pain preceding this year's Juneteenth celebrations and outlines how to move forward.