Letter to the Editor: Millennials' voting power

Dear Editor:

As we celebrated National Voter Registration Day yesterday (Sept. 25) I wanted to take a moment to recognize this as an opportunity for everyone, and specifically my fellow Millennials.

Though we may see this as another silly thing to celebrate, like National One Hit Wonder Day, or National Donut Day (actually one of my favorite holidays to celebrate), this reminder shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Millennials, especially Latinx Millennials, are slowly becoming a huge force to be reckoned with, and I believe representatives will be lobbying and campaigning for our votes in the next decade. However, I don’t think we should wait; I think people should be asking for our votes now. Millennials will become the next big voting block in no time, but why wait.

People (our older generations) give Millennials a bad rap and say we don’t go out and vote, I say we change that. Let’s shape the world we want for the future today. If you haven’t registered to vote for the next election, please do. October 22 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 2018 election. My fellow Millennials, I urge you to register, and if you have, that’s great, encourage your peers to register as well.

Lastly, registration is only half the battle; the other half is going out and voting! So please vote and lets make our voices heard this coming election.

A proud Latinx Millennial,

Art Montoya

OpinionStaff Report