MADISON, WI — Today, NextGen Wisconsin endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States. With its endorsement, NextGen America will leverage its $3.5 million dollar investment in Wisconsin to support Biden’s campaign, pledging nearly 50 thousand young voters and working to turn the Badger State blue in November.
NextGen’s endorsement comes after Biden listened to young voters’ concerns and incorporated their perspectives on issues like gun safety, climate, the economy, education, and more. The former vice president’s progressive solutions that reflect the needs of young Americans and his coalition of diverse allies prove that a Biden administration will provide an inclusive space for younger, progressive voices — a stark contrast to Donald Trump.
“Young voters are tired of a president who melts down on Twitter at 3 in the morning,” said NextGen Wisconsin State Director Christina Carvalho. “Since becoming the presumptive nominee, Joe Biden has adopted progressive policies and proven to young people that he’s ready to listen. Young Wisconsinites are excited to take back the White House and elect a real leader who won’t spam their newsfeed.”
Biden knows he must take significant steps to win over young voters this year and has already made significant progress, proposing 100 percent student debt forgiveness for middle and working-class recent graduates, a nationwide rent freeze, and more. Meanwhile, he’s demonstrated outreach to leaders like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sunrise Movement Executive Director Varshini Prakash to include youth perspectives on policy.
Trump, on the other hand, has distinctly different ideas for the country — and will continue to fill his administration with Trump-loyalists dedicated to his divisive, backward vision for America. Another four years of Trump’s rule would also solidify a far-right Supreme Court that dismantles health care, reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, voting rights, and labor rights for generations.
Young voters are the key to victory in Wisconsin this year, making up nearly 40% of the American electorate. Nationally, NextGen will invest $45 million and register nearly 300,000 voters aged 18-35 to dump Trump, flip the Senate, and win key down-ballot races to gain and defend statehouse majorities in 11 states around the country.