From the Biden/Harris campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2020
Dr. Cameron Webb, University of Virginia Students Emphasize Importance of Voting Early
On Thursday, September 17, Biden for President Virginia hosted the Virginia Young Folks for Biden-Harris Virtual Bus Tour with Fifth District Democratic nominee Dr. Cameron Webb and students from the University of Virginia to discuss how to make their voices heard in this upcoming election. The roundtable emphasized the importance of early voting starting tomorrow, September 18th and discussed what’s at stake for young people this election.
Below are key quotes from today’s roundtable:
“I’m going to the registrar’s office tomorrow morning excited to cast my vote for myself, Senator Mark Warner, and Vice President Biden and Senator Harris,” said Fifth District Democratic nominee Dr. Cameron Webb. “This is such an exciting election and an important time for us to get involved. The [Biden-Harris] agenda for young Virginians has five components … The first is building a new American economy for our families and the next generation … The second thing is securing environmental justice and a clean energy future … The third is expanding access to education and training and also providing relief for student debt … Strengthening America’s commitment to racial justice … The last one of course is near and dear to me, addressing this public health crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic and expanding access to healthcare … Keep in mind it all starts with you casting your vote. So you can be one of the first people to move our country forward. Make your plan to vote early … Make sure you’re registered to vote by October 13th. And finally you can go to IWillVote.com/VA to check your voter registration status, find your voting locations. This is the time. This is the moment. Let’s jump in and let’s get it done.”
“My work started after the death of Trayvon Martin, and I realized that it was important that as a young person I was using my voice to create change in my community,” said Zyahna Bryant, UVA student, member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board and Council of UVA Community Partnership. “Vice President Biden and Senator Harris have done a lot of work to make sure that we’re having conversations about race, that we’re having conversations about the 2020 uprising. We cannot ignore this moment. We have to understand that young people are the voices that will change the world. And when we’re centering the voices of the youngest people and the most marginalized people the entire community does well.”
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