Although young voters account for half of the voting population, they are less likely to vote than older Americans.
That's not good enough for us.
Elections are about our nation's future — and when young people vote, progressive change happens. Our mission is to reach out to new voters and tap into their unparalleled energy. Just this past year, high school students started a nation-wide movement for sensible gun control laws in the face of skepticism.
We've set records when we rally in the streets. We've called our representatives. We've resisted against rhetoric and bills that attempt to undermine the fabric of America — diversity, compassion, and freedom of the press.
But most importantly, we need to get out and vote.
We are a team of students aiming to do just that. Vision Blue is an entirely volunteer-run organization that aims to turn out young Democrats in the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Right now, our focus is on flipping Virginia's 10th Congressional district for the 2018 midterm election. It's a longtime Republican stronghold that went blue in the 2016 election and has a large young population. We're starting with phonebanking and canvassing to engage the new electorate. As Vision Blue grows, we'll expand to grassroots voter engagement in other flippable districts for 2018 and, eventually, 2020.