Young Voters Could Decide the Election: Will They?


Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

Every election cycle, we lament low young voter turnout rates. Yet, in the last few years, young people have been at the forefront of the movements for racial justice, climate justice, gun violence prevention, and policing issues. They have taken their advocacy to the streets and to elected officials. We saw an uptick in youth voter rates in 2018. Now, will this energy translate into an even larger upswell of young voters in November?

You’re invited to join the Ash Center and Institute of Politics in discussion with leading experts about the latest young voter polling data, ongoing grassroots organizing efforts, and the challenges young people face in the voting process.

Speakers include:

  • Dawn Boudwin, Deputy Executive Director of Network Strategy, Alliance for Youth Action
  • Dakota Hall, Executive Director, Leaders Igniting Transformation
  • Prof. Michael Hanmer, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • Justin Tseng Harvard College 2022, Co-chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project
  • Abby Kiesa (Moderator), Director of Impact, CIRCLE, Tufts University

Virtual Event Recording