August 12, 2014
Mike McGuire announced today that his campaign has begun a grassroots initiative committed to increasing voter registration and participation throughout his district. McGuire is the leading candidate for the senate seat now held by retiring Senator Noreen Evans.
“After the historically low voter turnout in the primary election this June, we wanted to take up the challenge of getting more people registered, engaged and to the polls this fall,” said McGuire. “That is what Next Gen Votes is all about.”
The initiative’s first week of organization saw 124 new voters.
Next Gen Votes is working to make our democracy stronger and ensure our communities thrive. You will see our motivated, trained and bilingual volunteers bringing positive change to our community at local events, festivals, storefronts, school campuses and neighborhood gatherings – because we know that organizing from the grassroots makes our neighborhoods stronger.
“Decisions are being made every day in Sacramento, Washington, DC and here at the local level of government that have huge impacts on our lives and the lives of our families. Yet, too many eligible voters have no voice in these decisions – because they’re not registered to vote and don’t go to the polls,” said McGuire. “We have to turn this around and register the next generation of engaged voters.”
McGuire handily won his primary election in June, gathering over 57% of the vote against three other candidates. Prior to his current service on the Board of Supervisors, McGuire was a small business manager in the television and radio industries and served as the City of Healdsburg’s youngest Mayor and as a School Board President.
For more information, please see http://www.mikemcguireforsenate.com/announcing-next-gen-votes/.