Kendall Jenner wants you to rock the vote.
The young it-girl model is inspiring her millennial generation to stand up and take to the ballots come this November election. Just yesterday, Independent Journal Review’s YouTube channel posted a video of Jenner as she tells a political history through quick costume changes.
1971: The video blurb reads, ““The 26th amendment grants 18-year-olds the right to vote.” As Jenner slips into a maxi peasant dress and flower power headband, the model brings to light the gravity and power of this historical moment.
1992: “Young voter turnout rises as candidates appear in new media like MTV,” the subtitle reads. Jenner simultaneously makes a quick transition from her 70’s duds to a 90’s grunge style.
The 1992 presidential election fittingly saw the current Democratic nominee’s husband, Bill Clinton, grace MTV’s screen as he appealed to the youth vote. A New York Times article reported the then-presidential candidate’s aim was to “demystify” the political process and make “the young people the king of the show.”
Moving on to the Obama Era: Jenner stands, arms folded, in a powerful pantsuit behind the blue, “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 fervor and energy as the years pass. As a voice of the millennial generation, Jenner propagates the message that it’s now the youth’s turn once more to be heard.
Let us continue this tradition of youth speech, power and influence. As the future generations of the United States of America, it is our duty to be involved in tomorrow’s political makeup. Don’t renege on your right to do so. Speak up, get informed and Rock the Vote.
Featured Image via YouTube/ IJR Video