Young people of NZ, it’s your election, if you want it.
Jack Tame: Millennials – just get out and vote
More than 200,000 eligible voters under the age of 30 didn’t vote in the last election. Under-30s had the lowest turnout of any block. With the polls tight, there are sufficient millennials to decide this year’s election. But I worry they won’t.
But if the delicious twists and turns of this campaign, a young leader of a major party, and the closeness of the polls, haven’t sufficiently energised a 27-year-old who wants to buy a house, what will? Brad will probably only read this if I send him the link. But if any young voters stumble across these words and feel like he does, I hope they’ll heed this message.
You might be apathetic. The system isn’t great.
But collectively, we’re powerful.
Please, for every young person who wants a decent home, a decent income, a decent planet, decent mental health support and a decent future: VOTE.
Jacinda Ardern represents the first time ever that young voters have been offered the choice of a leader who can properly represent them. She needs your support – Jacinda Ardern says it will all be down to turnout, urges young to vote early
— Jack Tame (@jacktame) September 16, 2017