Kendall Jenner is rocking the vote on Independent Journal Review’s airways.
The young it-girl model is inspiring her millennial generation to speak up and take to the ballots come this November election. Yesterday, IJR posted a video of Jenner as she tells a political history through quick costume changes.
- The subtitles read, “The 26th amendment grants 18-year-olds the right to vote.” As Jenner dons a peasant maxi dress and flower power headpiece, the model brings to light the gravity and power of this historical moment.
- “Young voter turnout rises as candidates appear in new media like MTV,” the blurb reads. Jenner makes a quick transition from her 70’s duds into a 90’s grunge fashion.
The 1992 presidential election fittingly saw the current Democratic nominee’s husband, Bill Clinton, grace MTV’s screen to appeal to the youth vote. A New York Times article reported the then presidential candidate aimed to “demystify” the political process by making “the young people the king of the show.”
The Obama Era. Jenner stands in a powerful pantsuit behind the blurb, “Over 20m young voters decided the outcome for both elections.” Having been gifted the right to vote in 1971, the youth vote has only garnered more energy and fervor. As a millennial herself, Jenner propagates the message that it’s now the youth’s turn once more to be heard.
Let’s carry on this tradition of speech, power and influence. As the future of the United States of America, don’t renege on your right. Don’t stay silent. Get informed and Rock the Vote.