WOMEN
09/09/2014 10:04 am ET Updated Sep 09, 2014

10 Reasons Young Women Absolutely Need To Vote In The Midterms

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1. Young people and unmarried women typically don't vote in large numbers in the midterms, which means if we all did, we'd make a difference. According to a recent survey by Harvard, 23 percent of eligible voters ages 18 to 29 plan to vote in the midterm elections this November. This is consistent with the 2010 midterm election, when 23 percent of voters under 30 showed up to vote. Who isshowing up to vote? Mitt Romney supporters. The Harvard study found that 44 percent of those who voted for Romney in 2012 planned to vote November 4, compared to 35 percent of those who voted for President Obama. Unmarried women helped Obama crush Romney in the 2012 election; in this demographic, he defeated Romney by 36 percentage points. This is proof that when we show up to vote, we make a difference.

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