With a pretty major election coming up in my area, I wanted to take a few minutes and give all politicians everywhere a piece of advice for attracting millennial voters.
This works across party lines. Liberal, Conservative. Left Wing, Right Wing or somewhere in between, doesn’t matter.
Take a stance!
When you’re asked a question about an issue or topic that is important to voters…just take a stance. Full disclosure individuals may not agree with your stance, but at least we can respect you for taking one.
There is nothing worse than a politician being asked if he or she supports/agrees with something and listening to them stammer and stumble through a half-sincere, flip-flop, non-answer.
Remember, Millennials can see through “Maybe’s”. We grew up on them. Born into them. We ARE Maybe’s!
Tiny Millennial: Mom can we get ice cream?
Tiny Millennial:….that’s a no….
Facebook invite: Sam’s having a party this weekend. Will you be attending?
Teenage Millennial: Maybe.
Facebook:…that’s a no….
Adult Millennial: Do you support gay marriage?
Politician: Maybe. I need to consult with my campaign team.
Adult Millennial:…that’s a no….
I understand life isn’t black and white. Issues are shades of grey and thing’s sometimes do take more than a yes/no answer. But “Maybe” isn’t grey.