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What Do Young Voters Care About Most?


Mallory Livingston identifies as a Republican. But after growing up with a gay best friend she says she bucks her party on the issue of same-sex marriage.

Mallory Livingston identifies as a Republican. But after growing up with a gay best friend she says she bucks her party on the issue of same-sex marriage.

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Young voters could play a major role in this presidential election. But what issues are most important to those under the age of 30?  OPB’s Amanda Peacher spoke with young people across the state about how their experience has shaped their views.

Here’s the latest in our series of audio post-cards we’re calling Voices of Young Voters. Click the audio link above to hear the perspectives to hear Mallory Livingston in La Grande, Michael Fussell in Bend, Karisa Mueller in Portland and Hayley Hoffman in Baker City.

28-year-old Michael Fussell in Bend is going to vote for the first time this fall.

28-year-old Michael Fussell in Bend is going to vote for the first time this fall.

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This piece was produced by Amanda Peacher with sources from our Public Insight Network. You can share your experience and your stories at opb.org/publicinsight.

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