Young voters impacting presidential election

The student activist group that interrupted Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton during a visit to Clark Atlanta University in October says they have no plans for any actions during her challenger Bernie Sanders’ visit to Morehouse College on Tuesday night.

The students and young voters say Clinton had a history of ignoring student voices, but Sanders has been receptive.

Young voters like these, ages 18 to 29, are turning out in large numbers for their candidates, particularly Sanders, and impacting the presidential election.

“This year there seems to be a tidal change in that young people seem to think they can have (an impact) on things going on in the country,” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tuft’s University.

Driving young voters to the polls are concerns like the economy and their ability to get jobs after graduation.

“We’re an untapped market,” said Josh Niemtzow, 20, a member of Emory University Students for Hillary. “…We definitely have a chance to make our voices heard.”

Read more about the impact that young voters are having on the presidential election at myAJC.com.

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