Winning marriage, one young voter at a time
November 02, 2010
Winning marriage one young voter at a time
By Cameron Tolle, Freedom to Marry's Online Organizer
So you want to change the world, right?
Thankfully, you’re not alone! A report released this month by Euro RSCG Social shows exactly that. In the report, 83% of Americans between the ages of 18-25 agree that “My generation has the duty to change the world.”
Eighty-three percent. That’s nothing to scoff at!
An overwhelming number of young people are ready to make change. And as we’ve noted before, this desired change undoubtedly includes ending discrimination against gay and lesbian families.
It’s no secret that young Americans are leading the way in supporting the freedom to marry. Even the most conservative estimates approximate that 65% of students support extending the freedom to marry to all loving and committed couples, gay and straight.
And as we stand hours away from learning the results of the midterm elections, we’re excited to see young people fulfill “their duty to change the world” by casting their vote!
Tomorrow morning, we’ll be waking up in an America that is slightly different than the one we woke up in this morning. By this time tomorrow, we’ll know whowon in close races and who lost. And hopefully, with the help of young voters across the country, we’ll be closer than ever to winning marriage in states like Rhode Island, Minnesota, Maryland, and New York, where close gubernatorial races will determine the fate of marriage equality.
If you want to change the world, look no further than your local polling location! Young voters can and will shape the results of this election, and ultimately determine when we win marriage in more states around the country.
Get out the vote! It is your duty, after all.
And don't forget to join the majority of students nationwide who support marriage by becoming a fan of the Students for Marriage Facebook page!