According to turnout estimates, under-30 voters supported Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers by a 23-point margin on Nov. 6 — a significant expansion from 2014, when under-30 voters supported Democratic candidate Mary Burke by just four points over Gov. Scott Walker. > Cap Times
As he and fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher weigh in on the Democratic takeover, U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman says that somehow, during the past two years, voting Democratic among young people has become the “cool thing to do.” > Cap Times
Gov. Scott Walker has undone Wisconsin’s progressive past and turned it into a lab for rightwing governance – but millennials have a different vision for the future. The Guardian takes a look at whether young voters can wrest power from Walker’s grip.
NextGen Wisconsin is the statewide arm of NextGen America, which was founded by liberal activist and billionaire Tom Steyer. Its goal is to “register, motivate and turn out more than 250,000 young people to vote” across 11 states, including Wisconsin. As of Oct. 8, NextGen had gathered pledges from more than 45,000 young people in Wisconsin across 26 campuses. > Isthmus
The general election campaign was less than 24 hours old when Gov. Scott Walker proposed offering $5,000 in tax relief for college graduates who stay in Wisconsin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In the latest installment of the Cap Times’ Wedge Issues podcast series, hear what reporters Jessie Opoien and Erik Lorenzsonn learned from young voters in Eau Claire and Oshkosh on what motivates them to participate in politics, which issues are most important to them and how they feel about the current candidates.
NextGen America is on a mission to reach eligible voters throughout the country, and organizers are hitting the Coulee Region to push progressives to the polls. NextGen Rising is funneling $32 million into outreach in 11 states, including $2.5 million in Wisconsin alone. > La Crosse Tribune