Behind the surge: Young Latinos can’t vote but urge others to do so
By Alex Ortiz Inside a Target in suburban Bolingbrook, about seven volunteers call hundreds of eligible voters urging them to the polls Tuesday, even though, at 14 to 17, these young Latinas can’t vote themselves. “We’re not just sitting around and saying ‘Oh we don’t want this president,’” said Claudia Garcia, 14, a junior high […]
Will local millennials defy traditional voter ‘drop-off’ patterns?
By Sarah Haas and Nia Prater The voting phenomenon widely known as the millennial “drop-off” may not hold to be entirely true for young people in the Chicago area on Nov. 8. A combination of factors, including registration drives on college campuses and the contentiousness of some hotly contested national and local races, seem to […]