|By PR Newswire||
|September 25, 2012 05:52 PM EDT||
Poll: 76 percent of young adults plan to vote in presidential election, only 38 percent believe current elected leaders represent their concerns
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity President Paul T. Conway has issued the following statement in recognition of National Voter Registration Day:
"Today, we encourage all Americans who are concerned about the future of our country to fully participate in National Voter Registration Day. The foundation of American exceptionalism is our democracy and the right of our people to freely chose those who represent them. Americans believe that government is in service to the people, not that people are in service to the government. The right to vote has been defended by generations of brave Americans, many of whom have sacrificed their lives and dedicated their entire careers to preserve our freedom. Today, around the globe, courageous young men and women of America's Next Greatest Generation continue to protect that right through both military and civilian service. We call on every eligible American to register to vote and, by doing so, honor both the sacrifices of those who have come before us and the service of those young Americans on duty around the globe defending our freedom. Further, we ask that on this coming Election Day, Americans set a positive example for their fellow citizens by exercising their right to vote, sending a clear signal to the world that America has not forgotten what makes us a beacon for all who seek freedom."
Generation Opportunity, the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States engaging and mobilizing young Americans (Millennials ages 18-29 years old) on the important economic issues facing the nation, offers 24/7/365 voter registration resources on its website.
For more information, click here: http://generationopportunity.capwiz.com/election/register_vote/
Since its launch in June of 2011, Generation Opportunity has amassed a following of over four million on Facebook and is actively organizing Millennials across America through grassroots tactics, voter registration, and voter turnout efforts.
For Generation Opportunity, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend conducted a nationwide online survey of 1,003 adults ages 18-29 between July 27 and July 31, 2012.
Randomly selected online opt-in panel participants were sent an invitation to the survey via email which included a secure link to the online questionnaire. Quotas were used to ensure the survey was representative of the larger 18-29 year old nationwide population with regard to race, region, and gender. The data were NOT weighted.
The overall sampling margin of error for the survey is +/-3.1% at a 95% confidence interval, meaning that the data obtained would not differ more than 3.1 percentage points in 95 out of 100 similar samples obtained.
- Just 38% believe that today's political leaders reflect the interests of young Americans.
- 76% of Millennials (young Americans ages 18-29) plan to vote in the election for President this year.
- 76% believe that the lack of job opportunities is shrinking the American middle class.
ABOUT GENERATION OPPORTUNITY
Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs, and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.
Generation Opportunity operates on a strategy that combines advanced social media tactics with proven field tactics to reach Americans 18-29. The organization's social media platforms – "Being American by GO," "The Constitution by GO," "Gas Prices Are Too Damn High," "Lower Taxes by GO," "Keep Texas Awesome," "Jersey Proud," and "We Like Small Government" on Facebook – have amassed a total fan base of more than 4 million. The pages post links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.
Read about Generation Opportunity here; visit "Being American by GO" on Facebook here, "The Constitution by GO" on Facebook here, "Gas Prices Are Too Damn High" on Facebook here, "Lower Taxes by GO" on Facebook here, "Keep Texas Awesome" on Facebook here, "Jersey Proud" on Facebook here, and "We Like Small Government" on Facebook here.
For our Spanish-language page – Generacion Oportunidad – click here.
SOURCE Generation Opportunity