Meet the Gen Z activists who helped win the Georgia Senate seats

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Woodrow’s interest in politics grew after the 2016 election. “That’s when I realized that if I wanted change to happen, and I wanted the America that I lived in to reflect the people in it and the values that I held, that I had to step up and actually get involved,” she says. In the fall of 2020, she started at Stanford University, but because the pandemic had closed the campus, she stayed in her Georgia home and became deeply involved in campaigning there through Future Coalition, a national youth-led network of organizers. The work on the runoffs began immediately after the general election. “Calls started happening as soon as that first crazy election night,” she says. “A lot of it was just trying to organize around okay, what do we want to do? What is the best strategy to get people out to vote again?

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