A few days ago, many of us cheered on Hillary Clinton during her event here in Columbus, and it has been exciting to see so many young people getting engaged in the political process so early, whether for Clinton or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
We know that our generation will play a big part in electing the next president – that our voice will have power like no other time in history. We must make it count.
Young Americans strongly back proposals that will accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, grow our economy and create jobs in Ohio. A recent poll by NextGen Climate found that 68 percent of young voters believe that achieving more than 50 percent clean energy by 2030 would have a positive effect on achieving those goals.
For supporters of Clinton, there was more good news – 63 percent of young voters say they’d be more likely to vote for Clinton if she supports this ambitious clean energy goal, according to the NextGen Climate poll.
We must leverage our support during this early stage of the process to make sure candidates know where we stand on clean energy. As young people it’s how we can make a major impact on the election and the country.
Third-year in accounting
President, College Democrats