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Millennial Civil Rights’ Get Out The Vote Project Seeks To Maintain Momentum

Youth leader Taos Wynn of the group Millennial Civil Rights says their goal is to capitalize on the momentum that began over the summer during social justice protests and get more young adults registered to vote. Wynn shared his vision on WABE’s “Morning Edition.”
Youth leader Taos Wynn of the group Millennial Civil Rights says their goal is to capitalize on the momentum that began over the summer during social justice protests and get more young adults registered to vote. Wynn shared his vision on WABE’s “Morning Edition.”
Credit Courtesy of Taos Wynn

With the deadline to register to vote in the January U.S. Senate races winding down in a week, there’s a major push from some Get Out the Vote organizations to especially get 18- to 29-year-olds on the books and registered to vote.

The Georgia secretary of state’s office reports in the last four years, registration has increased from 18% to 21% within this voting bloc.

But youth leaders like Taos Wynn with the group Millennial Civil Rights wants to see those statistics surge even more.

He says the goal these next few days is to capitalize on the momentum ignited over the summer during social justice protests.

Millennial Civil Rights members
Millennial Civil Rights members are shown. (Courtesy of Taos Wynn)

Wynn stopped by WABE’s “Morning Edition” and shared his vision with the show’s host, Lisa Rayam.

“We saw the youth really looking to engage and really have a voice in this time, in this season,” Wynn said. “And so I think that same momentum, that same energy, is now carrying forward past this summer’s social unrest and protest and now translating into the vote, which is really powerful. And I think that the results, the impact, the ability and the hope to make changes that people saw, experienced and witnessed over the summer have really inspired them to continue pushing forward for meaningful change.”

Rayam asked Wynn what happens to the voting bloc after the election.

“Our posture has to shift,” Wynn replied. “Independent of the outcome, there is still work to do. It’s our responsibility to hold them accountable for seeing the changes through.”

“We have to start the meaningful work of reconciling and bringing this country back together. Not only the spirit of America. But the spirit of humanity.”

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