Ever since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Grand Old Party dominated states have been enacting laws that erode voter access. Among the many consequences of this arguably undemocratic sprint, youth voting will take a severe hit. This article by Carolyn Dewitt is published by Newsweek. Here is an excerpt:
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 26th Amendment, which was ratified on July 1, 1971, giving 18-year-olds the right to vote. Yet, as we honor the expansion of this American freedom, extremist politicians are actively working overtime to make it harder to vote.
This is more than an obvious, direct assault on American democracy. It is also a calculated move to silence the voices and strip the current and future power of an increasingly diverse electorate fueled by the youth generation.
Our country is growing racially and ethnically more diverse. According to long-term demographic trends, 100 percent of growth in our country is taking place in communities of color and is especially pronounced among young Americans. In fact, youth under the age of 18 mark the beginning of a majority-minority America.