Democrats aim to court young voters to turn Texas blue

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  • Source: Axios
  • 10/28/2021
Democrats keen on turning Texas blue are spending money on registering young voters and persuading them to get out to the polls.

Driving the news: NextGen America is spending nearly $16 million in the state over the next two years to register under-35-year-olds and urge them to vote, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, the Austin-based executive director of the progressive organization, tells Axios.

By the numbers: NextGen calculates there are 2.5 million progressive-minded eligible voters in Texas ages 18-35.
  • The group aims to register 150,000 of them ahead of the 2022 race and another 350,000 by 2024's general election.