Dear Senator-Elect Booker,
Congratulations! I am writing on behalf of Rock the Vote to commend you and your team on Wednesday’s victory. You brought important issues to light throughout the campaign cycle from reducing gun violence and better educating our country’s young people, to economic empowerment. We are confident that New Jersey will continue to prosper under your leadership.
As you know, Rock the Vote’s mission is to register, educate, and empower young people such that they can participate in our country’s democracy. This begins at the local level – which is why we’ve been there – in high school classrooms, at concerts and festivals, and on college campuses – talking to young New Jersey voters about this important special election.
As you know (and further evidenced by the young people who worked on your campaign and those that cast their ballots for you on October 16th), young people are a powerful collective that not only care about their state, but that are engaged! And they will play an increasingly important role in shaping the future of politics.
We hope that as the Senator of New Jersey – especially as the Senate’s seventh youngest member, ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected – you will continue to support our efforts to educate and engage this rising American electorate, and stand up for the interests of our 80,000+ friends in New Jersey.
Again, we offer our congratulations and look forward to working with you as the newest Senator of New Jersey. We wish you the best of luck!
President of Rock the Vote