I really see this as the fight of my generation… One day, once my generation comes into political power, we will look back and think it was silly this was ever on the ballot.
Elizabeth Minneman, Former Chairwoman, Minnesota Teenage Republicans
Source: Star Tribune
Minneman shares her thoughts in a recent article from the Star Tribune. The article highlights the gap between younger and older voters on topics like the marriage amendment:
From California to Maine, an overriding thread that stitched together residents across the country is that younger voters tend to oppose the amendments and older voters generally support them.
The Trib looks at various techniques each campaign is doing to attract voters that might otherwise vote for the other side. Amendment supporters ran a “she said yes” contest at the state fair to attract younger voters while the NO side has used Garrison Keillor to attract older voters.
It will be interesting to see how these strategies impact the polling numbers in NOvember.