Excited to share with you my conversation on Wed, June 28th with Harvard’s John Della Volpe on the youth vote in America. The video is a bit glitchy in places - don’t let that get in your way of enjoying this informative conversation with one of America’s leading experts on the youth vote. It was a great discussion, and one I hope you will share with others.
The big takeaway - 7 of 10 young people have values very much in common with the values and priorities of the Democratic Party. Our opportunity with young people is historic, and it is one we must seize, together, this year.
Keep working hard all - Simon
Some additional resources:
John’s new memo - Ring the Alarm
John’s poll from from Dec of 22 of Gen Z and their values (in the discussion he references data from late 2021 but this data is more current)
My youth vote memo - Get to 55, Expanding Our Coalition, The Youth Opportunity
CIRCLE at Tisch College, Tufts University (lots of data!)
What Happened in 2022 - Catalist (great data on the 2022 youth vote)
My big presentation - With Democrats Things Get Better
Another great Hopium conversation - Increasing Young Voter Turnout - A Conversation with Laura Brill of the Civics Center
John Della Volpe is the director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, where he has led the institute’s polling initiatives on understanding American youth since 2000. John's best-selling book, FIGHT, How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America, has been called "the definitive account of America's next great generation," and "a great read with a tremendous amount of learning for anyone in the business of marketing, selling, or otherwise engaging with the most exciting generation in decades."
John is and NBC and MSNBC Contributor, appearing regularly on Morning Joe; his op-eds have been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post. He is the founder and CEO of SocialSphere, Inc., a public opinion research company headquartered in Massachusetts — and is pollster and advisor to President Biden.