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Why Millennials Don't Vote and What To Do About It {aTV 007)

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Published on Jun 9, 2014

More than half of respondents in the survey, released by Harvard University's Institute of Politics, said they think elected officials don't share their priorities, and almost two-thirds said elected officials seem motivated by selfish reasons. Less than a quarter of the millennials polled said they will definitely be voting in November.
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On Acronym TV this week, two individuals working to fix our Democracy in crisis.

Christina Tobin is the founder and chair of Free & Equal. She has a long history of supporting ballot access, having gathered and defended over 1 million signatures for the Green Party, Constitution Party, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Libertarian Party, Socialist Equality Party and independents. Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a non-partisan grassroots organization, whose mission is to shift the power back to the individual voter through education. Their motto, "More Voices, More Choices."

Daniel Lee is a lifelong activist. He serves on the national leadership team for the group Move to Amend, which is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy; Move To Amend is calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.


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Vote, Voting, elections, Millennials, Millennials voting, Millennials democracy, mid-term election, Free and Equal, Move To Amend, Constitution, 2014 mid-term election, Congress, Senate, President, 2016, 2016 elections, Christina Tobin, Daniel Lee, Dennis Trainor Jr, Acronym TV, ATV, Democracy movement,


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