For young voters, November 2, 2010, like every election, is about our future. Even the 2008 presidential election. Yes, Barack Obama was a compelling candidate, but people turned out in record numbers because they believed that he had a plan for their future. This election is about the same thing.
While parties and partisan groups want to focus on the past, and debate about ideologies and the complexities of America’s contradictions, young people are trying to make sure that they can afford to go to school, have a decent job, and have a safe place to live.
I know that a lot of people think that young voters won’t turn out in the midterms. But I think we are going to see a higher turnout amongst young people than people expect for a couple of reasons.