The virtual DNC missed out on reaching young voters

The virtual DNC missed out on reaching young voters

The virtual Democratic National Convention this week missed the mark on representing non-white voters. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed the lack of representation at the convention in an Instagram story on Friday night. In response to a question sticker asking about her thoughts on the convention, Ocasio-Cortez noted that as a young, progressive Latina, the DNC’s virtual rally wasn’t targeted to her. 

“The target audience for this convention was white moderates who aren’t sure who they’re voting for in November,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in response after giving “major, major props” to the unprecedented virtual convention’s organizers. “Do I agree on centering the programming around that audience? Not necessarily! I think we could have done more to rally turnout enthusiasm from our party’s base.”  Read more…

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