Democrat Olivia Julianna and Republican Joel Castro are two politicians in Central Texas who are passionate about getting young people involved in politics. Despite the fact that Texans under 30 are less likely to vote than those over 30, they still have a lot to offer in terms of volunteer work and political conversations. In an interview with Reporting Texas, Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas, noted that candidates have not been successful in engaging young voters on issues that matter to them. To address this issue, Rice and other members of the Young Conservatives of Texas took to the streets on election day to campaign for Jennifer Virden, a conservative candidate for tax relief who finished third in her race. The tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which saw 19 students and two teachers killed in May, is a reminder of why it is so important for young people to get involved in politics.
It is only through their participation that real change can be made. Olivia Julianna and Joel Castro both believe that young people have the power to make a difference in their communities. They urge young Texans to get involved in politics by attending rallies, volunteering for campaigns, and speaking out on issues that matter to them. By doing so, they can help shape the future of their state. Young people have the potential to make a real impact on the political landscape of Central Texas. By engaging with politicians like Olivia Julianna and Joel Castro, they can help create a brighter future for their state.