The next generation of voters in New York City may be one of the most aware and politically engaged generations in decades.
“Young people are concerned about the issues,” said Olivia Brady, the Youth Coordinator for the city Campaign Finance Board’s GET OUT THE VOTE program for young people.
A recent survey conducted by the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York asked 1,400 young voters ranging in age from 14 to 24 what they feel are the most important issues for the next mayor and other elected officials to address.
Nearly 90 percent of young voters say they want elected officials to take more serious action against climate change. About 80 percent believe public schools need more resources, 35 percent want or need mental health resources, 45 percent said school police officers make them feel safer and 30 percent said they do not.