Invite: June 15 - A Look at the Youth Vote with CIRCLE of Tisch College/Tufts

Young people (ages 18-29) played a pivotal role in the 2020 election. They drastically increased their turnout from 2016, and their strong preference for Democrats was decisive in the presidential, Senate, and House races. But young voters’ continued participation is not a given, and will require concerted efforts to sustain—and improve—in 2022 and beyond.

Join experts from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), part of Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life, for a conversation about the youth vote in 2020 and in the future. We’ll share exclusive data on youth voter turnout nationally and state by state, as well as research-based insights on what works to engage the youth electorate. We’ll also dispel some myths about young voters; discuss the role of social media; and talk about the laws, policies, and practices that support more equitable civic development and electoral participation for all youth.

This discussion with CIRCLE's Kelly Beadle and Alberto Medina (bios below) will take place on Tuesday, June 15th at 1pm ET via Zoom.  Tufts Alum Simon Rosenberg will host and moderate the discussion, and you can register here.  Feel free to invite friends and colleagues too - the more the merrier!

Kelly Beadle - Kelly Beadle joined CIRCLE in 2019 and manages CIRCLE’s voter registration research project. Her role is to lead qualitative and quantitative analysis on voter registration and participation, in addition to program evaluation for the project. Before joining CIRCLE, Kelly worked on program development, running field experiments and fundraising in numerous national and state-based organizations. She began her career and worked for over a decade in Minnesota, which she considers her home.

Alberto Medina - Alberto Medina has worked at CIRCLE/Tisch College since 2013. He collaborates with CIRCLE leadership on strategic communications, provides key editorial support to disseminate research, and maintains CIRCLE’s digital presence. He also oversees a wide range of communications tasks for Tisch College, including preparing remarks and presentations for the Dean. A graduate of Yale University, Alberto previously worked as a freelance writer and editor and at national newspapers in his native Puerto Rico. He is a commentator and advocate on the issue of Puerto Rico’s political status.