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Young people found more ways to engage in politics in 2020

The Fulcrum
New data released Tuesday by Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that nearly three times as many people ages 18 to 24 said in late 2020 that they have donated to a political campaign or registered others to vote, as compared to 2018.

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Young people, particularly voters of color, were "crucial to Biden winning Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement."

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Ms. Magazine
“It is clear that a culture and expectation of political participation has started to emerge among young people that includes being engaged on issues, registering to vote, voting and encouraging others to do so, ” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of CIRCLE.

How Georgia Youth Vote Could Impact Runoff Election

Voice of America
“As they were in the 2018 and 2020 general elections in the state, youth of color are a major force in the Georgia electorate. There are over 500,000 Black 18- to 29-year-olds registered to vote as of December 17 … currently, the highest number of Black youth registered to vote in any state for which we have data.”

Turnout among young voters key to Georgia Senate runoffs

ABC News
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of CIRCLE at Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, which studies youth voting trends, said youth voting turnout is being affected by both external investment and peer-to-peer political engagement among young people.

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CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa participated in a wide-ranging interview about the role of age in American politics and how to create systems that support a more diverse and representative democracy.

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"CIRCLE also highlights how important adequate access to information is for processes like vote by mail that may have been new or unfamiliar to young voters, and the challenges that would pose for groups like youth of color, youth who do not have any college experience, and others that have been traditionally marginalized in civic life."