ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — At 17, Brayson Cox is preparing to enter his senior year at Ira High School while taking on the role of organizational leader for the new Big Country Young Democrats.
The Big Country is historically known for being a very conservative region, but in the current political climate following Roe’s overthrow against Wade, Brayson has taken it upon himself to be a voice for young Democrats.
“When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, it became very clear to me that we need to make sure the voices of young people are heard during such a troubling time and I think this group will do that,” Cox said.
A recent New York Times/Siena College survey found that only 1% of 18-29 year olds approve of the way President Joe Biden is doing his job and 94% of Democrats under 30 said they want another candidate running in 2024. When asked if he and younger members of the Democratic party still have faith in Joe Biden, he shared his thoughts on what he hears from fellow Democrats like him.
“A lot of people, a lot of young people want to see a younger face,” Cox said. “We’ve had a lot of people in this country who are older and running this country, but really we’re the future and we want to see someone who will fight for our future and I think young Democrats are hoping a younger face when selecting a Democratic candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
Watch Brayson talk about his views on what Robert Francis O’Rourke could do as Governor of Texas, forgive student loans, and how people can find out more about his new band Big Country Young Democrats.