Jeff Jackson Launches College Town Hall Tour Across North Carolina
Builds on grassroots momentum after completing 100 town halls in 100 days
Charlotte – On Monday, Jeff Jackson kicked off a tour of North Carolina’s colleges and universities with a town hall at Fayetteville State University. The FSU town hall is the first of more than a dozen events Jackson will hold, barnstorming the state before students head home for Thanksgiving break.
Jackson’s college tour continues his work to mobilize the youth vote, an integral part of winning a midterm election. If elected, Jackson, 39, would be the second youngest sitting U.S. Senator and would join Jon Ossoff as only the second millennial to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Jackson has continued to reach out to young voters in a number of different ways. He held a Reddit AMA, is active on social media sites like TikTok and Twitter, and held a town hall at UNC Chapel Hill attended by over 200 people.
“It’s my job to not only speak about the issues that matter to young people, but to include their voices in our North Carolina Agenda,” said Sen. Jackson. “Millennials and Generation Z will soon make up the largest voting bloc in the United States and if we want to win a midterm election, we have to mobilize these voters. That’s exactly what we’re doing with this tour.”
Jackson began the tour by speaking with FSU student leaders about the issues that matter to them, from student loan debt to racial equity to health care reform. Following the town hall, Jackson toured the campus, which dates back to 1867 and is the second-oldest state-supported institution in North Carolina, with Student Government officials to learn about the work students are doing and what their needs are.
On Friday, Jackson will visit Appalachian State University for the second stop of his tour. The entire schedule is available here.
Jackson tours the campus of Fayetteville State University with SGA president Sydney Harris and sophomore Maya Martin