Statistics show that the number of young adults who vote in America is embarrassingly low but increasing. Many experts believe it's because they don't understand the political system or know the candidates and issues. And being they are not of voting age, they don't receive the respect of public officials and are viewed as politically uneducated and too inexperienced to engage in serious political activities in their communities. Today’s youth must have access to real opportunities to participate in political processes and contribute to meaningful solutions.
They must be given an opportunity to organize, voice their opinions, and make political decisions. And from a very young age, they should be taught about our political system regardless of a parent’s political affiliation. Basically, teaching our youth about real-world politics can be a path that Democrat parents choose for them, or a doorway to their own Conservative political feelings and beliefs.
Teaching our children the fairy-tale version of “How a Bill Becomes a Bill” or how our Government works isn’t fair and does not prepare them for the real world of politics. The impact of filibusters, party divides, gridlock, the power of lobbyists and special interest groups, cronyism, media bias, political favors, suppression polls, and campaign contributions are all a part of how the Government “really” operates.
MakingAmericaRight believes that teaching our youth about politics today and engaging them in policy debates empowers them to be our Conservative leaders of tomorrow. That focus today is critical as a clear red flag for Republicans is that young people who broke decisively against the Republican party in the 2018 mid-terms are likely to comprise a much larger share of voters in 2020. And the most basic reason younger voters pose a larger Republican threat in 2020 is that the Millennial Generation and Generation X will comprise a larger share of the eligible voter pool than in 2016. Those three generations combined represented about 55% of all eligible voters in 2016, and are expected to rise to about 63% in 2020.
By soliciting the help of teachers, child experts, and political professionals, Phase II will include an online “Youth in Politics” educational program. This Program will allow the 15 - 17 age group to learn and understand the basics of politics. Our Platform also has a special Youth Membership that allows them to participate in the “ballot” system but keeps their votes separated from registered voter reports and statistics. However, they will have the ability to analyze their own “Youth Member” voting trends. With approximately 12.6 million teens in the 15 to 17 age group, this demographic is vital for expanding Conservatism in the future.