On February 14th, 2018, Jaclyn Corin hid for her life — but on November 6th, she’s voting for her life.
“They’ve told us that this is just the way things are. They say what we have to say doesn’t matter because youth voters don’t show up at the polls. They say we can’t change anything,” stated to Parkland student survivor. “Well, we’re calling BS. We’re saying this is the year all of that changes. This is the year we take control, we speak out, and we don’t take no for an answer.”
Corin and NowThis’ Eighteen x 18 campaign are encouraging young voters to support the national causes they care about by getting out and voting in the upcoming midterm elections — as well as future elections.
The Parkland school shooting has galvanized young people to stand up and demand stronger gun reform policies so that more Americans can feel protected. They’ve spoken out online, organized walkouts, and have marched for their lives in order to push their demands. But another important measure that can be taken in the fight for gun reform is voting for politicians who also support gun reform. Young people are leading the fight against gun violence, and voting in the midterms is another powerful way their voices can be heard.