The 21st Show

Young Republicans in Illinois


About 23.7 million young people voted in the 2016 Presidential election. More young voters tend to identify themselves as ‘liberal’ but there are many younger members of the Grand Old Party too. When it comes to the 2020 Election both parties are making their cases to young voters.

The 21st speaks to two young voters and a director of a non-partisan research center to gain more context. 


Matt Pinna, Chairperson of Illinois College Republican Federation 

Abby Kiesa, Director of Impact of CIRCLE (a national, non-partisan research center on young people's civic engagement)

Matthew Krauter, President of Illini Republicans


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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