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News21 reporters Kelly Brooks and Jeanette Der Bedrosian asked young adults at two Washington events this summer -- the National Conservative Student Conference and the 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs Coalition summit -- what the GOP needs to do to attract youth votes. Those interviewed were from across the country and the political spectrum.
How can Republicans gain youth votes?
"You really have to go to where they are in order to engage them."
Emily Ryan, 24
|"It's a big language game."
Matt Donatelli, 20
|"Get out, advertise themselves, promote themselves."
Matthew Carroll, 19
|"I'll tell you what they don't need to do... is to look hip."
|"We're swimming upstream here."
Lauren Scirocco, 21
|"Get more in touch with people in urban environments."
William Holmes, 29
|"We just need to go out there and talk about it."
Kristina Wilson, 19
|"We need to stick back to those principles, the principles of Reagan..."
Ron Meyer, 19
|"Promote fairness... and freedom... in terms of social issues."
Joe Shure, 21