Campaign contact, digital outreach, young people engaging their peers, and action on racial justice all contributed to higher youth voter turnout.
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The full report of our study of civic education in the Commonwealth highlights challenges and recommendations for more inclusive and equitable K-12 civics.
Youth electoral participation in 2020 was high and could be even higher if we support young people, who have varied priorities for the new administration.
The data suggests outreach to young Black voters worked, and their overwhelming preference for the Democratic candidates may have been decisive.