IS THERE HOPE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF VOTERS?
The Millennial generation (those born between 1982 and 1996) is now the largest living generation. They number over 83 million in the United States. And on their heels is an additional 70 million people - Generation Z (those born after 1996).
There is no ignoring it, these young Americans will soon be guiding our nation, for better or for worse.
These next two generations of Americans are different than any generations before them in several ways. They are the first to have lived their entire lives in the smart-phone age, immersed in and shaped by technology. Also, they are being brought up in a culture that is shifting from secular to anti-Christian.
The percentage of people who have a Biblical worldview has been declining in each of the past few generations. Ten percent of Baby Boomers have a Biblical worldview, 7% of Generation X, 6% of Millennials, and only 4% of Generation Z.
You might think all hope is lost for the future of America so why bother with these young Americans – but I’m here to tell you, that is dangerous thinking. Give up on actively reaching, teaching and engaging the next generations and we run a risk too great to fathom.
And I’m not the only one with this belief. President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” And frightening enough Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin understood this too when he said, “Give me just one generation of youth and I’ll transform the whole world.”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”President Ronald Regan
We must intentionally invest in reaching the next generation of Christian voters to engage them in civic responsibility. This is why My Faith Votes and im2moro have teamed up again this year to reach the next generation of Christian voters! We are targeting Christian universities because we know that while they often believe in Christian values – they don’t necessarily vote. We recognize our unique responsibility to share Biblical principles with the next generation and inspire them to live out truth in their communities, starting with voting!
We’ve created a compelling non-partisan faith-based initiative, Because I Care, I pray. I think. I vote, to challenge every student on Christian Campuses to take a Biblical worldview into their communities and to the ballot box.
We partner with Christian University and College Administrations to provide a unique faith-based engagement campaign to activate students in civic responsibility. We provide all the necessary tools to inspire students to use their votes to make a difference. Our resources for students truly speak to the heart of their generation.
During the last Presidential election cycle we were on over 40 different campuses, reached 172,000 students – 73% who used our tools actually voted! Our goals in 2018 are to recruit 100 campuses to participate and to double the number of students reached.
If you’re not already actively engaged in reaching the next generations to preserve our Christian principles, then I hope you will join us! We need your financial support in this project and we need your prayers. Hope is not lost to reach my generation, but we have to act now.
A Biblical worldview provides the only comprehensive answers to life’s biggest questions, and we’ve seen it connect and resonate with these young Americans. They just need to be engaged and activated to carry on the important responsibility of protecting and preserving the ideals that bring peace and freedom to our nation.