Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild says virtual DNC could be an advantage to reaching younger voters

Written by on August 19, 2020

Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild says virtual DNC could be an advantage to reaching younger voters

Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.  Andrew Harnik / AP Photo

Joe Biden drew on a collection of the Democratic Party’s most experienced leaders on the second night of his party’s national convention, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.  

U.S. Representative Susan Wild, a Democrat who represents the Lehigh Valley, says the speakers from both sides of the aisle who are appearing are an indication of widespread support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  

“When we see Republicans who are speaking out, who have never been registered Democrats in their lives, and speaking out in support of this ticket, I think it tells us that we are ready for a change,” says Wild.

And Wild says the convention’s virtual format could prove to be an advantage in reaching young voters via social media and online streaming.

“We know that the people we really need to engage in the political process are the younger people of America. So this may actually prove to be a good thing,” she said.

Representative Wild will face Republican business owner Lisa Scheller for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District in November.

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