A campaign to inspire young Americans to vote in next month’s midterm elections tweaks the old bromide about minding your elders.
“Tax cuts for the rich? Hell yeah, I’m rich as fuck,” one elderly person declares in the public service announcement. Another says: “Climate change? That’s a you problem. I’ll be dead soon.”
Younger Americans’ turnout for elections is historically lower than for older citizens, even when many say beforehand that they will vote, The Washington Post reported.
“We’ll be there, but you won’t,” the seniors continue in the public service announcement, first posted last month. “Because we’re a generation of doers, not whiners. We’re doing great.”