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Long-Time Activists, Now First-Time Voters: Gen Z Is Eager To Take Their Power To Polls | NBC News

Historically, voting is not a young person’s game. People aged 18 to 24 have consistently voted at lower rates than older people, but from marches on Washington to climate change walkouts, Gen Z has showed up. But will that action translate to results on election day?
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Long-Time Activists, Now First-Time Voters: Gen Z Is Eager To Take Their Power To Polls | NBC News

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    Those morons ate Tide Pods.

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    Vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote for Biden Harris 2020🌊🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote

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    ….the first generation to refuse their phones….I wore my gen-z to my graduation, it was the only time I left my video game all year….

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    Don’t Settle for Mediocrity Vote for Trump

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    So, Democrats in congress impeached our President for asking Ukraine to look into Biden’s involvement with Burisma. Also, the FBI had Hunter Biden’s laptop with proof that Trump was correct and just sat on that proof for a year. Meanwhile, our media has suppressed this story?

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    Passive Agressive

    On both sides good for you❤️

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    Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing a song of angry men?
    It is the music of a people
    Who will not be slaves again
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When November comes

    Will you join in our crusade?
    Who will be strong and stand with me?
    Beyond the ballot box
    Is there a world you long to see?
    Then join in the fight
    That will give you the right to be free

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    PLEASE "NEVER STOP BELIEVING IN GOOD".

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    Get out and use your vote !

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    Does the TAX PAYERS pay for all these extra Trump Rallies? Unlimited Jet fuel, Endless Security both Secret Service and local Police.

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    tumadrepinchependejo

    Gen z….im i belive in you, just dont sell out like Gen X did.

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    As an older person, I feel so sorry for the sh*t young people will have to deal with, not to mention being saddled with almost-impossible debt just to get the needed education to make a decent living! WHAT has my generation done, not thinking about the future? I swear, I wasn't one of them, but for it to have been better, we all needed to pull together – something my generation had a lot of trouble doing. I have faith in the young folks – that they will be able to do all right – but also hope they get help in doing so! Debt for education should be forgiven! After all, their education is for the common good!

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    Young voters will have no-one to blame but themselves if they don't go out in huge numbers and participate in the democratic process. Their voting can change the direction America is in. They need to realise that they have real power. Hope they make themselves and their country proud.

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    "Pre-born"? What an absurd term. I guess the so-called "pro-life" term was failing to get enough traction…especially since these same people care not a whit about a fetus once it exits the birth canal and becomes a sentient being. Besides, the majority of Americans still support a woman's right to an abortion, and that's not likely to change, ever:
    https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2019/08/29/u-s-public-continues-to-favor-legal-abortion-oppose-overturning-roe-v-wade/

    It's also interesting to me how times have changed in other ways: I remember when I turned 18 (Gen X'er here), and was able to vote in my first election – it was exciting to finally be able to participate in the democratic process! I've never missed voting in a presidential election since; it just would never occur to me to not vote. I'm glad to see Gen Z embrace political activism and vote in this election; you can make a difference!

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    This just came out today guys about Joe and Jill Biden. you can go to Gateway Pundit to see the Evidence or click on the link since Big Tech is doing everything to protect Biden
    BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Text Messages Show VP Biden and His Wife Colluded to Suppress HUNTER’S ACTIONS WITH A CERTAIN MINOR
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-exclusive-text-messages-show-vp-biden-wife-brother-key-family-members-aware-concerned-colluded-suppress-hunters-actions-around-certain-minor/

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    Millenials and Gen Z, this Boomer is voting for your future too!

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    Gen Z for Trump!

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    america is inept vulnerable and it's people prone to confusion.**

    covid makes america look like a third world country 😉

    the only sizable country that was 
    ready
    had a strict national plan
    executed flawlessly
    people complied
    reopened in april

    Vietnam
    Borders china
    Reported 1st case same day as usa
    Pop 100 million
    Covid cases, 1, 124
    Deaths 35

    watch the PBS special
    https://youtu.be/0RjDqEauJMU
    covid stats by country
    https://g.co/kgs/cbdzAv
    covid live 
    https://youtu.be/NMre6IAAAiU

    ** 
    this behavioral condition
    may be due to the fact 
    americans are famous for 
    their ignorance & 
    80 million have an I. q. of 85 or below

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    Go GEN Z America needs you right now you are the future don't stop keep fighting for America

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    My son first time voter and I am proud

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    These pro lifers say pro life yet they don't come out for the chikdren in cages. Its time for these young people to get out and vote because this country will fall under the current leadership

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    guys vote vote Blue vote vote Blue

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    alejandra hernandez

    ACTIVISTS ???

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    Polls show Trump way ahead. TRUMP 2020 Wins again !!

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    Vote for #Trump2020 THE LEFT WANTS TO DEFUND THE POLICE.. #MAGA2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👍👍👍

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    Except the protests and calls for racial equality of the 60s were about ALL black people. Today's spoiled young people are only interested in equality if you agree with them. No dissenting opinions allowed. So no. It's not the same.

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    Let's go GENERATION Z, VOTE donald TOXIC trump OUT
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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    Carolyne Washington

    Lol, yes give it to the children who haven't lived a day as an adult, think of labeling everything and not having the ability to guage government without emotions…

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    LET THEY FIRST LEARN WHAT LIFE IS. FIRST WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE YOU SHOULD NOT WANT TO PUSH IT ON OTHERS WHILE THEY DON,T WANT IT AND THAT IS JUST WHAT THEY ARE DOING. NO MAN SHOULD TELL A WOMAN WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR BODY,S. IF YOU DO THAT U ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OFF UR JEZUS.MOST OFF THEM ARE BRAINWASHED BY MAN AND IN CHURCH WHERE THEY ONLY CARE HOW MANY PLANES THEY CAN BUY SO IT,S ALL BS AND THEY EAT IT WILLINGLY AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!! ((AMERICAS PRESIDENT))

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    Yeah and the future of America belongs in an unpredictable Joe Biden’s hands guy with Alzheimer’s your real bright

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    I am proud of you young people and sorry you have so many problems to inherit. I wish you well.

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    America is

    23 in education.
    25 in democracy index.
    34 in raising family index.
    37 in healthcare.
    No high-speed train.
    Highest number of homeless people.
    Highest number of incarcerated people.
    78% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

    Stock market is not economy of Americans! Where 90% of money belongs to top 10% of the population, it's wallet for the rich.

    Let's talk like adults, instead of name calling.

    I have left the proof on my playlist, if you would like to check!

    Let's make our country better together

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    I don't get those are fighting for pro life? I mean, are they fighting for kids in struggles too? Their's ideology giving me head ache though..

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    Trump talks about Mexicos bad hombre's coming into this country but he's this country's crazy (loco) uncle~

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    America needs the young voters to move the country back toward a democracy!!

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    The political party's are meant to do what the people want, not the other way around. These young people rock.

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    You can’t fix stupid, I guess the young don’t care about keeping their freedom and going socialist they don’t get it nothing is free . Trump =freedom Biden = socialism, hope the young people don’t throw away their freedom down the drain they are the ones that will suffer the most in 2 decades when they are grown people they will be eating out of the garbage. And it’s not a joke

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    As an old guy, it makes my heart sing to see you youngsters showing such courage. I'm proud of you, proud of your heart. I admit, gen y was a disappointment, but that was my generations lack of parenting. God bless all you young fighters for taking back what is rightfully yours.

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    To bad pro life activists aren't pro all life. 230,000 and counting dead Americans. Most pro lifers are tools for corporate conservatives. A CEO cares about his stock, not peoples lives. Just open your eyes to what is happening.

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    Despite Republican voter suppression, the Dems are energized like never before, and the people are not gonna be silenced!!! VOTE!!!!!!! Michael Steele: ‘Remember the Elected Officials Who Made You Stand in that Line’

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    "The essence of Democracy is participation." VOTE BIDEN/HARRIS!!!!!!!

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    Yup…are ANY of these so called pro-lifers going to take care of unwanted children ? I thought not…religous hypocrites escaped from the zoooooo

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