Millenials who were too young to vote in 2016 reflect on the election.
Published on February 20, 2017 by Melanie Mignucci
Millennials voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Those votes were, in many ways, surrogates for votes against bigotry, against xenophobia, for women’s rights, for DREAMers. But what about people who were too young to vote in November 2016? This short video by filmmaker Jason Evans asks millennial teens, who were under 18 during the election, about how a Trump presidency will affect them. Without mentioning the president by name, teens express their fears for how his policies will affect them, their parents, and their communities. But amid uncertainty, there is hope: a pregnant teen affirms her resolve to finish high school; an undocumented teen reflects on his individual responsibility after his mother’s deportation. Each vignette gives a voice to those who had no say in this election, and a face to a future voter.