720 homeschoolers helped GOP win 11 Senate races
Generation Joshua – an offshoot of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) – is a civics education and leadership development organization for mostly homeschooled teens, but the group is open to non-homeschooled students, as well.
Generation Joshua director Joel Grewe recounted that this November his group mobilized 12 teams in eight states in order to campaign for homeschool-friendly candidates.
“Then the kids get to see the impact of actually being engaged in a political process on election night,” Grewe stressed. “It is a fabulous way to learn with a side benefit of having a very effective impact on the current election cycle.”
The civics expert maintained that Generation Joshua was able to empirically measure the crucial impact these teams had on key Senate races.
“We were able to measure from the 2012 cycle to this cycle a dramatic output in voter turnout in the areas where we deployed our teens,” Grewe shared. “And we can do a comparative of when we were there the first time – versus when we were there a second time. It really made a significant impact.”
USA Today reported that the teens helped to win tight races for Republicans going for the Senate, including Marco Rubio in Florida and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.
Eleven of the 12 candidates Generation Joshua supported won.
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