Austin – Today, the Texas Young Democrats announced their plans to, for the first time in the organization’s history, release a comprehensive voters guide. From the passion of Black Lives Matter marches to the strength of March for Our Lives protests, it is increasingly clear the youth of America are tired of the political status quo. Thanks to the Texas Young Democrats, young voters in 2018 will, for the first time ever, know which candidates are running to represent their voices in Austin and in Washington D.C.
The TYD Voters Guide will be as inclusive and accessible as Democratic slate of candidates. The guide will be composed of Facebook live interviews, social media graphics and will eventually have a comprehensive document available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, with a full completion of the project expected in mid October. It will be offered at no cost.
“We know that young voters have the strength in numbers to turn the political direction of this state and our nation in 2018,” states Celia Morgan, TYD President. “We’re dedicated to being the best source of information as it relates to our slate of progressive Democratic Statewide and TYD-endorsed local candidates in a way that’s easily accessible to all of our members and supporters.”
“We are incredibly excited to launch our Youth Voters guide for the first time in our organization’s history; not just as a transparent display of what Democrats offer for our future, but to inform young voters on the issues that matter to them most.”
From Congress to the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Voters Guide will contain information on statewide races, as well as details on all of Texas Young Democrats’ endorsed candidates and candidates such as Mike Collier for Lt. Governor and Kim Olson for Commissioner of Agriculture have already signed on to be featured in the project.