With local elections less than 24 hours away, young people want to send a message to the city and get their political voice heard.
Macon youth took to the streets Monday, hoping their generation will make a stronger turnout in 's polls. Macon
"Young people do care about the city, young people do care about the direction the city is going in," said 23-year-old Danny Glover, who led the group down second street and to terminal station.
Glover is running for the City Council Candidate Ward III, Post 3 seat and hopes to spark youth involvement in
's politics. Macon
"We need people who can get the job done. Who can do it regardless of race, who can do it regardless of economic status, who can do it regardless of what side of town you're from…Just general people who love the city of Macon and actually care about moving the city forward," said Glover.
Glover's team believes equipping young people will help
in the long run. One big motto for the group is getting their friends generation out to vote. The team says their using social media outlets, like twitter and facebook, but they also use traditional campaign techniques. Macon
"Social networks, we're canvassing and hitting every neighborhood that we can in our particular ward. Just knocking on doors, going to grocery stores, libraries, any opportunity we have to speak to people," said Sebastian Graddick, Glover’s Campaign Manager.
He may move to a different tune but Glover invites the younger generation to politics, trying to bridge the age and political gap of
"We're going to the youth where they are and that's part of my vision for the city is meeting citizens where they are and taking us all where we want to be," said Glover.
If elected Glover says he'll focus on fighting crime and making