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Empowering Change: The Ascendant Voice of Mexico's Youth in Politics

Youth Vote
Mexico Youth Vote

As the founder of Intermestic Partners, a leader in international business advisory with a keen focus on cross-border trade and development, I've observed firsthand the transformative impact of youth engagement in Mexico's latest elections. My journey, from serving as the youngest mayor of a border city in Arizona to my role at the helm of US Customs and Border Protection, has ingrained in me the importance of understanding and leveraging the dynamism of youth in shaping our future.


The 2021 Mexico elections marked a significant milestone with an unprecedented surge in youth voter turnout. Nearly 12.8 million young Mexicans, a crucial 25% of the electorate, registered to vote, reflecting their burgeoning influence and a departure from previous trends of low participation. This shift underscores a broader awakening among young Mexicans, who are now actively shaping the political landscape with their priorities and aspirations.


Key issues driving young voters include economic opportunities, education reform, public safety, environmental sustainability, and social justice. These priorities highlight a collective vision for a more inclusive, prosperous, and equitable society. Their advocacy reshapes how political parties, from their campaign strategies to policy formulations, engage with this vital demographic.


The digital age has further amplified the voice of the youth, with social media platforms becoming essential tools for political engagement and mobilization. Moreover, youth-led movements have emerged as powerful forces in advocating for change, making clear that the priorities of young voters are not just fleeting concerns but are fundamental to the nation's progress.


Intermestic Partners, under my leadership, is at the forefront of navigating these shifts, offering deep insights into the evolving political and economic landscapes. Our expertise is grounded in a rich public service and international collaboration history, making us uniquely positioned to foster dialogues and partnerships that bridge the gap between aspirations and actionable policies.


The growing influence of youth in Mexico's political arena is not a transient trend but a reflection of a more engaged, informed, and proactive generation. It's a call to action for all stakeholders to listen, adapt, and collaborate more closely with the youth, recognizing them as key architects of our shared future.


I invite those looking to understand and engage with this dynamic demographic to reach out to Intermestic Partners. Together, we can forge paths that not only resonate with the youth of today but also pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous tomorrow.

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