RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — With less than 48 hours to go before early voting begins in North Carolina, the stars of the “Harold and Kumar” movies were at N.C. State University on Tuesday campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
Kal Penn and John Cho talked to students and faculty about the importance of early voting among millennials.
“We are here at N.C. State to support Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine and to make sure young voters know that they have 17 days for early voting and hopefully get out the vote,” Penn said.
“I’m here at N.C. State because I am trying to encourage young people to vote, take charge of their future and to tell these lawmakers what they want and to make your voice heard,” Cho said.
Freshman Anna Flanagan said she believes students have to do their homework, this election season.
“I encourage students to think about what is important to them,” she said.
She urged young people to go online and research where the candidates stand the issues most important to them, perhaps including topics such as LGBT rights, the environment and college affordability.
“We are on the cusp on a lot of important things,” she said.
Steven Green, a political science professor, said he expects millennials to turn out in large numbers again.
“We got what we might call an Obama coalition that Obama put together in 2008 and 2012, and young voters are a very important apart of that,” he said. “Making sure those younger voters are still excited and turning out in 2016 just as much as they were in 2012 and 2008 will be essential is Hillary Clinton is going to win the election.”