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Candidates try to capture millennial vote before November electionSubmitted: 10/17/2018
Rose McBride
Rose McBride
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rmcbride@wjfw.com

Candidates try to capture millennial vote before November election
NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN - Millennials are getting involved in the upcoming election in ways only their generation can.

"I got registered on Snapchat last week," said 20-year-old Adam Brzezicki.

Yes, social media platforms like Snapchat are to thank for getting the word out.

"Go right to newsfeed stories, and it says register to vote and five minutes later you're registered to vote," said Brzezicki.


This election season, young people are getting active and voting for issues important to them, like keeping tuition affordable.

"It's hard being a single parent and trying to get a better education," said 30-year-old Jen Boydston.

Candidates are taking some measures to capture the youth vote on November 6.

"It's really important on a college campus or with young working millennials to remind them about how bad things were before, how we moved the state forward," said Governor Walker.

Governor Walker visited G3 Industries in Kronenwetter Wednesday. 

He spoke about the state's decreasing unemployment rate during his time as governor, and how he believes young people have many options when it comes to jobs after graduation.

Later in the afternoon, Senator Tammy Baldwin also made a stop in Wausau at The Mint Café to thank voters for their support and mingle with people having lunch.

When it comes to young voters, she said three things really matter most.

"I think engaging, listening, and showing up really matters," said Baldwin.

Baldwin, the nation's first openly gay Senator, also mentioned issues relating to equality have always been important to the young generation, and this is the first time they're seeing equal rights go backwards. She says that encourages them to get involved.

"I think a lot of folks are pretty shocked and want to be a part of continuing our forward momentum in our country," said Baldwin.

Young voters agree that every vote counts. Their generation could be making a big difference this election season.

"It could be the last few votes of our generation that ultimately decide who wins it," said Boydston.


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