Social media is fun. cool. #hip.
Social media is also very political. Especially as the 2016 presidential campaign continues to grow with each primary, caucus, or cringe-worthy defeat (looking at you, Jeb!).
Nonetheless, politicians and policy organizations have learned that social media is the place to be and have completely reimagined their campaigns to accommodate youth voters’ growing political power.
Jen Jones, a spokesperson for Democracy NC — a non-partisan organization that works to promote free and fair elections while advocating and researching voting rights — said social media helps her organization distribute information to the public.
“It’s a lot about translating what are sometimes complex voter laws into a language of talking points that people can actually understand,” she said.