Around the Nation: Students Walk Out To Vote
This Election Day, students across the nation are organizing walkouts at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone.
The aim: to get more young voters out to the polls and show that the student movement that began in the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. this year can impact the ballot box.
YR Media has been tracking the walkouts all morning on Twitter, and here’s some of what we’ve seen so far:
take a walk, go for a drive, carpool with a friend, do what you gotta do to go and out and vote today! make sure your voice is heard! pic.twitter.com/JTDeK94Mec— Cait (@caitlyn_leona) November 6, 2018
Georgetown Walk to the Polls
More from @realcpaz at Georgetown University: This is Elliot Mack, a freshman at Georgetown. He participated in a walk to the polls event as a first time voter. #WalkoutToVote #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/bPLYjS9aRu— YR Media (@itsYRmedia) November 6, 2018
“There are so many people who fought for my right to vote. I think about the Civil Rights Movements and things that people suffered through … things that were set up to prevent black people from voting. … I think it’s a waste to not vote.” pic.twitter.com/YBdUBCpoTB— YR Media (@itsYRmedia) November 6, 2018