Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has a message for people who are upset with the results of the midterm election: don’t complain, vote.
At Fusion’s RiseUp conference in Washington, Booker said there are “real consequences” when people decide not to vote in elections. Turnout in this month’s midterm elections was the lowest it has been since World War II.
“Too many of us give up our power not realizing we ever had any,” Booker told Fusion’s Alicia Menendez.
Booker said that if more young people voted, Democrats could have won races in places like Colorado. That could affect major policy debates in Washington, like criminal-justice reform and foreign policy.
“If you’re not voting because you think all politicians are the same, you’re hurting our country,” he said.
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