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That's My Issue: The youth vote

TMI Chloe Groome, Youth Vote

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Chloe Groome, a UCLA student, talked with KPCC about the youth vote.

This post is part of KPCC & WNYC's "That's My Issue" series, and represents the views of its author, not of either station. 


There’s a lot of issues that matter to me on an individual basis, but the thing that I think is most important, overall, is getting young people to vote.

There’re a lot of issues in California right now that are going to come down to a few thousand votes. So, I just feel that it’s just really important for young people to get their voice out there and realize that their vote matters.

I pay attention to politics, and I know that politics matters on an individual level. The personal is political. And so, in my own life, I try to make other people realize that their decisions matter and that voting matters.

I’m young myself. I want to see my interests represented. 


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With contributions by Amy Lieu

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