They may not be old enough to vote, but a number of teens in southeastern Wisconsin are doing what they can to ensure others hit the polls on Election Day.
16-year-old Edward Fitch from Horlick High School says “we're trying to get people out to vote for our future because we are the future.” He'll be among the 450 students wearing bright yellow “Vote” T-shirts going door-to-door offering rides to the polls and giving out voter information.
Voter turnout is low in some Racine districts because of language barriers and a lack of information.
Case High School student Douglas Kramer, 17, is among the volunteers who've been educating citizens about the process. He says people avoid voting not because they don't care, they may not know where to go or how to do it.
Julia Rosales of Park High is involved with the initiative, in part, because what the next president does will affect her. The 16-year-old adds by the time she is of voting age, the next president would have had two years in office.
“Vote for Us” is a non-partisan initiative sponsored by Voces De La Frontera, the Racine branch of the NAACP, as well as several labor and education groups.