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Millennial Voter Turnout

By Dana Grey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Midterm elections are fast approaching across the United States, this year falling on Tuesday, November 6th. 35 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for grabs next month as the Democrats attempt to regain control by gaining two seats.

College campuses are well known for their environment to create conversation and expressions of opinions. Following the recent Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, many across Syracuse University are sharing their words.

With political issues taking over the conversation, many are expecting the turnout from young people this coming election to be on of the largest ever in history. One of those millennials participating this November is Erin Mooney, a campus fellow for the Dana Balter Campaign. She is encouraging her fellow classmates to get out and vote, even in this midterm election.

“We’ve kind of seen how big of an impact an election can have just in the past two years and now is our opportunity for anyone who has been angry about anything that has happened in the last two years to actually do something about it.”

Those who have yet to register to vote and still wish to, have up until this coming Friday to get involved and show their voice. Although it is not a presidential election, important decisions hang in the balance and now is the time to act says Mooney.

“I know plenty of millennials who have been upset over the past two years and this is their tangible opportunity to do something about it.”