USF Votes: Demystifying the Millennial Vote

Thursday, October 11, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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54.6% of USF students voted in the 2016 election. The national average was 50.4%. In a progressive city like San Francisco, on a diverse and vibrant campus as USF, you would think that students would be jumping at the chance to make their voices heard at the polls. Millennials are the largest voting bloc in US history and have a chance to make a difference in our halls of power. Why do Millennials and post-Millennials not feel like they are part of the democratic conversation? What about voting turns students off? Students on campus typically lean left of the political spectrum but a lack of willingness to get involved. Is it because the voting narrative has become too partisan? Is it the candidates and platforms that are not connected to the issues our generation care about? Join USFVotes for a conversation about demystifying the Millennial vote and see what you can do to change the message.

Sponsor: Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good