Singer Songwriter Gia Joliee Calls Youths to the Polls this Election Day

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When it comes to realizing the potential for change in America, singer songwriter Gia Joliee is urging all eligible American youth voters to hit the polls Tuesday for Election Day 2012. According to a new study, 75% of respondents aged 18-29 are planning to vote this year for a chance to influence important electoral issues youths face today.

Singer songwriter Gia Joliee is calling all American youths to step up and become America’s voice Tuesday, November 6 on Election Day 2012. More commonly called the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, youths aged 18-29 account for approximately 46 million eligible voters in 2012 according to the Young Democrats of America. Of those numbers only 75% of respondents plan to vote this year – an increase from 60% back in the 2008 election, according to a new study called “The Gen Y Vote” conducted by Millennial Branding and With issues like the economy and jobs, Generation Y stands to gain or lose the most from the happenings of this election, says Gia Joliee.

“Votes from the Generation Y group may be the determining factor of this election outcome this year. With the adversities today’s youths are facing, we as the upcoming workforce of America need to make our voice matter.”

In the 2008 election, President Barack Obama claimed 66 percent of the youth vote, according to a Pew Research Poll. With Election Day Tuesday, political analysts fear excitement among young voters has faded which may mess up the electoral system due to the lack of involvedness because they don’t hold their elected officials accountable. According to the recent Harvard Public Opinion Poll, 51 percent of America’s eligible youth voters are disaffected, stating that they will definitely not vote. This amounts to roughly 23 million young potential voters opting out.

By contrast, nearly two-thirds of men and women aged 65 and older vote, according to the Census Bureau.

“Politicians appeal to the largest voting demographic — the older population — to win support,” says Gia Joliee. “And I think a lot of younger voters see this as their shrinking importance as a single voter. Younger people also have the misconception of thinking ‘no matter which candidate crosses the finish line, the country will run as it always has.’ We shouldn’t be demeaning our own vote; we should take a stand and make these politicians realize our votes count the most.”

Throughout the president’s campaign this year, there is still a strong connection to youth culture. With his college visits, Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit, his Daily Show appearances, and his own fatherhood of teenage girls, President Obama has related to the youths of America, including singer songwriter Gia Joliee.

About Gia Joliee
Gia Joliee is a triple threat when it comes to singing, dancing and acting on stage. Making her debut as a ballerina at the age of 4, Gia Joliee fell in love with the art of dance and has since been performing in productions as well as acting in stage plays. Studying ballet and musical theatre at the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Gia has come to learn dance, vocals and performing from the best. Although she is young, Gia Joliee is already a seasoned performer spending most her time in the studio working on new music. Gia’s first EP, “Center Stage” is a collection of infectious Pop Dance Records produced by legendary Greg Charley. Her upcoming single, “RedLipstick” releasing in August is an exciting, feminine, flirty and fun party anthem for girls.

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