Millennials & Gen Z

Millennials & Gen Z

Millennials & Gen Z’s1, you are key to making certain DT is not re-elected President in the likely event he is nominated by the Republican Party in August 2020.

U.S. voters can vote from the age of 18—so there are four years of Gen Z voters (aged 18 to 22) who did not participate in the 2016 election who will be eligible to vote in the 2020 election. This late 2018 Pew Poll suggests (in the first column below) that Gen Z and Millennials strongly disapprove of Trump’s performance, 2 and are therefore less likely to support Trump as a result.

Millennials & Gen Z views on Trump

We chose Visual Disobedience for our campaign theme because Trump is like many of us– we get much of our information and share visually through social media, videos, & photos. So our campaign focuses on visuals, that illustrate why we should not blindly obey/follow Trump and not re-elect him. VisDis.us visuals include a list of more than 300 Republicans that oppose Trump, along with images of Trump’s gaslighting, truth-twisting and bullshifting tactics. Our Google map highlights all of Trump’s business interests worldwide. Trump’s one star out of five score on following the 10 Commandments vividly illustrates his rotten morality. Finally, our ‘Stand Up to Trump’ counter allow each of us 18 and over worldwide to visually vote against his re-election–start there now!

Fun fact: Our concept of Visual Disobedience is also a modern-day spin on the concept of Civil Disobedience. According to Wikipedia 4, Civil Disobedience was first popularized in the U.S. in an 1849 essay by Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau argued that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing their government to make them agents of injustice– like Trump’s government is doing now, given his Covid crisis mismanagement and climate change hoax POV.

Also, if one looks at the adapted Census Figure 4 chart below 3, one can see that people between the ages of 18-to-29 years old historically have a much lower voter participation rate—about 46% in 2016 vs. about 71% for those over 65. Increasing your group’s participation rate from 46% to even 55% would have a dramatic effect on the 2020 election. So encourage other Millennials and Gen Zs to vote too.

Reported Voting Rates by Age 1980-2016

Immediate Actions You Can Take

If you haven’t already done so, register to vote in your state of residence and encourage your friends to do so, too. See our quick and easy voter registration here.

Voting is particularly important if you or your friends live in one of these five key battleground states: Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, or Wisconsin. To be successful defeating Trump under the electoral college system, we need to focus on these five key states. See our key state discussion here.

If you are invited to an event schedule at a DT-owned business, let the appropriate company person know that you won’t be able to attend. (see our Refusing Invites Gracefully article for information on how to word your regrets).

Oh, and do let your parents and relatives know you’d appreciate it if they would golf some place other than a Trump golf course. Check out our Google Map to see where his golf courses are located.

Out-of-state students, do you attend college or a vocational school in one of the 5 key states? You can register and vote in that state and make a difference! This position is clearly supported in North Carolina in their voting instructions 2!

1 According to Pew Research, Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, and Gen Z 1997 and after.
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/17/where-millennials-end-and-generation-z-begins/

2 College students may register and vote in the county where they are attending college (or in most situations, the college student could also opt to register or remain registered at the address where they lived previous to moving away for college). If a student registers at his or her school address, that registration cancels any previous registration in another county.

If a student intends to make the student’s home in the community where the student is physically present for the purpose of attending school while the student is attending school and does not intend to return to the student’s former home after graduation, the student may claim the college community as the student’s domicile. The student does not have to intend to stay in the college community beyond graduation in order to establish domicile there.
https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html

3 https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/voting_in_america.html

4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience

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