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22 August 2020 00:40

"One of the most powerful voices we hear in the country today is from our young people.

(CNN) Joe Biden struggled to gain youth support during the Democratic primary. So when he made a nod to young people and their activism during his speech accepting his party's presidential nomination on Thursday, it was notable. "One of the most powerful voices we hear in the country today is from our young people. They're speaking to the inequity and injustice that has grown up in America. Economic injustice.

Joe Biden makes his appeal to young voters: 'I hear their voices and if you listen, you can hear them too'

Racial injustice. Environmental injustice," Biden said. He continued: "I hear their voices and if you listen, you can hear them too. And whether it's the existential threat posed by climate change, the daily fear of being gunned down in school, or the inability to get started in their first job--it will be the work of the next president to restore the promise of America to everyone." The moment came after a convention that highlighted young voices in an effort to address the issues they care about, including gun violence, climate change and immigration. "This year, our convention was different in look and feel, and featured powerful and diverse voices from the next generation of party leaders," Cate Hurley, deputy press secretary for the Democratic National Convention Committee, told CNN. Read More