My Voting Power was founded in the pivotal political year of 2020.
In such a tumultuous time, it often feels like our voices are not heard. My Voting Power encourages young voters to speak out against injustice and indifference. We want to empower citizens to exercise their democratic privilege and enact change in local government.
Millennial voices aren't being heard.
Millennial voter turnout is approximately 55% lower, on average, than that of 35+ year olds in Greenwich. This statistic was calculated through an analysis of voter participation among millennials in Greenwich for each November general election from 2012 to 2019. The source material was Greenwich's voter demographic reports and election results. In other words, approximately 3000 millennials have never voted since registering to vote.
Enhance millennial citizenship in Greenwich.
We are creating a community of millennial voters in Greenwich with a single goal: increase millennial participation in civic activities. With this network of peers, young voters can see their voices represented in their town and understand the importance of voting in each election. Our goals are to register more voters, educate the constituents on all candidates, and build a community of voices filled with conversation and debate.
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About Tony Turner, Founder and Sponsor.
Tony Turner started My Voting Power with hopes of bringing new voices to local politics.
Prior to moving to Greenwich in 1990, Tony was elected as the vice-chairman of his hometown school board and also served as a member of a planning and zoning commission.
Since moving to Greenwich in 1990, Tony has been elected into public office three times. He served on both the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) and the Town’s finance board (Board of Estimate and Taxation or BET). He is also a former Chairman of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee.
While on the RTM, Tony served as a finance committee alternate, a member of the health and human services committee, and a representative to the New Lebanon New School Committee where he worked to ensure the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for energy efficiency for the new building.
Tony is a frequent election night commentator on local radio station WGCH, AM 1490, and has served as an assistant registrar of voters in Greenwich elections. He currently serves as the chairman of the editorial board and the endorsement board of the Greenwich Sentinel, the locally owned and operated town newspaper.
Before starting My Voting Power in 2020, he founded an online regulatory software company for the financial services industry. It started as just an idea and 19 years later, he successfully sold the business. His clients included the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve Bank, and those they regulated.
He was awarded two patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office for technology related to real time data processing and continuous monitoring of investment portfolios for compliance oversight.
Tony hopes to use his 38 years of experience in the private sector and 12 years of experience in the public sector to empower young voters to get involved in local politics and make their voices heard.
Tony is married and lives with his wife in Old Greenwich. He has three children and two grandchildren.
University of South Carolina, The Moore School of Business, awarded B.S. degree in Business Administration, Finance.