Yesterday evening, five candidates for President of the United States took questions directly from America’s young people about the issues most impacting their lives — like skyrocketing student debt, struggling to pay back their student loans once they graduate, and navigating America’s health care system to get affordable, quality care. While the candidates offered varying solutions to these challenges, yesterday’s town halls furthered an ongoing conversation about what young people need from a new generation of elected leaders.
In response to yesterday’s town halls, Soncia Coleman, Senior Director of Program for Young Invincibles, released the following statement:
“While the policies offered by the five candidates varied, yesterday’s town halls shined a spotlight directly on the most critical issues facing today’s young people. This generation is the most diverse — and most burdened with student debt — in history. They need practical solutions that recognize these obstacles while helping them accomplish their personal and financial goals.
With young people poised to play an even bigger role in the 2020 elections, it is critical that the needs of this generation remain at the forefront of the national conversation as we elect our next President. Young people are looking for a candidate who understands both the profound promise of this generation and the historic challenges they face. We look forward to hearing comprehensive policy solutions from all candidates, and we hope the important issues affecting young people remain front and center throughout this election cycle and beyond 2020.”