In the 2016 general election, an incredible number of young adult voters turned out at the polls; it was, after all, a high-stakes election that was emotionally-charged for many.
However, despite this bump in turnout, young adult (ages 18-35) voter turnout remains critically low (43% in Silicon Valley) in comparison to other/older age groups (59-74%).
Why aren’t young people voting? What does this new generation of voters need in order to want to engage in elections?
Please join us on Monday, September 18th as we focus in on these topics in an interactive conversation about where the problems lay and what we need to do in order to overcome them.
- Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
- Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
- Place: San Jose State University Library, Room 225
Featured speakers include:
- Mindy Romero, Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the Center for Regional Change at U.C. Davis
- Matt Mahan, CEO and Co-Founder, Brigade
- Dr. Mary Currin-Percival, SJSU Assistant Professor of Political Science
Presented by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, in partnership with San Jose State University.