Washington, D.C. – A new analysis from the Center for American Progress and Generation Progress show that Millennial and Generation Z voters are poised to be a strong voice for young undocumented immigrants at the polls. These new figures compare the number of Dreamers currently living in states with the share of young eligible voters.
The analysis reveals that in California, 9 young voters represent 1 Dreamer. In the state of Texas, there are 13 young voters for every 1 Dreamer. And the report finds that in the state of Nevada, there are 11 young voters for every 1 Dreamer.
“Generation Progress is committed to uplifting all young people, regardless of immigration status. Young people have the power to change history in November and stand in solidarity with their undocumented peers that have been leading the progressive movement for years,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of Generation Progress. “Simply put, the numbers don’t lie,” said Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, senior policy analyst for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress. “In states across the country, millions of young voters can be a force for change this November and can show their support for their undocumented peers.”
This year, immigrant youth and countless Americans have mobilized in record numbers across the country in support of permanent protections for Dreamers and against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Millennial and Generation Z voters now have the opportunity to turn that energy into votes. If they do, they will dramatically impact not only this year’s midterm election but also future immigration policy.
Click here to read “Young Voters Have the Power to Support Dreamers This November” by Charlotte Hancock, Christian Smith, and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka