November 2, 2018

Youth to walk out of class to vote

The Hill = More than 25 youth-led activist groups have joined together to launch a campaign encouraging students across the country to walk out of their classrooms to vote on Election Day.

The collective of organizations – which includes March For Our Lives, National School Walkout and 50 Miles More – initiated the effort as part of their what they're calling the Future Coalition.

David Hogg, the Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor who is also an organizer for March For Our Lives, said the Election Day effort is “about working together for a better future.”

Nation -In Texas, 332,000 voters under the age of 30 have cast ballots already, up nearly fivefold from the 2014 midterms. In Nevada, the 25,000 young voters who have cast a ballot is also five times higher than in the same period four years ago.

Student organizers are determined to keep it up on November 6. At 10 am on Election Day, students in high schools and colleges across the country will walk out of class and march to the polls to cheer each other on as those eligible cast their votes. Even if students aren’t old enough to vote, they are still encouraged to lead and participate in the walkout to help make our message heard.

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