LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Today the Johnson/Weld presidential campaign announced the launch of Youth for Johnson/Weld. Youth for Johnson/Weld (YJW) is the official youth effort of the Gary Johnson presidential campaign to recruit, organize, and mobilize young people to elect Governor Gary Johnson and Governor Bill Weld as the next president and vice president of the United States.
YJW is pledging to start 150 chapters in the first 15 days of its existence. The youth effort will recruit supporters, organize events, and mobilize millennials to support the Johnson/Weld ticket.
In this critical election, a well-organized youth campaign will be the difference between maintaining the status quo or breaking the two-party duopoly. We can change the face of politics,” said YJW National Youth Director, Jason Weinman.
We’ve seen that having an energized base of youth activists is crucial to a successful national campaign. Young people are tired of the same old Republican/Democrat partisanship. Our ticket presents a new way forward,” said Governor Bill Weld.
The push for 150 YJW chapters in the first 15 days will display the strong youth support garnered by the Johnson/Weld ticket. With polls showing Gov. Johnson appealing broadly to young people, we take youth outreach seriously. The YJW efforts will be a crucial part of helping Governor Gary Johnson get past the 15% polling threshold required to participate in the debates.
Governor Gary Johnson commented on the launch saying, “The launch of Youth for Johnson/Weld is an exciting step toward building a winning coalition. Young people are the hope for the future of this country and I’m thankful to see so many young people stepping up to fight for our message.