CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – Of the thousands who lined up for President Barack Obama’s rally in UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday afternoon, many were students.
Millennials are the biggest voting demographic, and candidates have made it clear they’re an important part of this election.
“This is something that will go down in history,” said Mariah Warner, a UNC-Chapel Hill student and New Bern High grad.
Some students acted like a rock star had arrived in Chapel Hill.
“My heart is beating so fast,” said Daisha Singletary, a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and Ayden-Grifton High graduate.
Obama was there to pitch Hillary Clinton’s Stronger Together campaign to the millennials gathered at the rally.
“And that’s why they’re coming to college campuse,” said Tyla Gomez, a UNC student and J.H. Rose High grad. “They’re trying to just remind us how important we are.”
Most people there said they were Clinton supporters and stood in line for hours to see the president.
“People have been out here since five this morning,” said Singletary. “No matter how long the line was, no matter how long the wait is, I would still be here.”
All of these eastern Carolina natives agreed; the young vote matters.
“I think if you’re not a part of the solution you’re part of the problem,” said Singletary.
“We just need to go out and vote,” said Warner. “It’s just so important. I mean it’s our future.”