‘Students for Katie Britt’ coalition launched by two high school seniors

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Katie Britt announced the launch of a youth coalition supporting her campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Called “Students for Katie Britt,” the group’s founding co-chairs are Caleb Smith and Jake Yohn, both high school seniors in Alabama. Caleb is a senior at Hokes Bluff High School, and Jake is a senior at St. James School. The two met while at Alabama Boys State in July. They both heard Britt speak at one of their general sessions and were immediately moved to support the campaign. They have created both a Twitter page and an Instagram page in support of Britt.

The group posted on Twitter, “The Students for Katie Britt Coalition is excited to launch our social media platforms today. We are a group of Alabama Students looking for a fresh face in Washington. Katie Britt is running for US Senate and we want her in office.” @KatieBrittforAL @KatieBoydBritt

Originally tweeted by Alabama Students (@Students4KatieB) on October 6, 2021.

The coalition of high school and college students will focus on social media and traditional grassroots campaigning. They aims to hold meet and greets featuring Britt, create voter registration events throughout the state on college and high school campuses, and promote student support and attendance at official Britt for Alabama campaign stops.

“The future of our state is on the ballot, and Katie Britt has made it clear she is the right choice at the right time for Alabama,” Smith and Yohn said in a statement.

“We’re going to prove that Alabama is ready for new blood in 2022. Katie understands that it’s time for the next generation to get off the sidelines in order to preserve the America we know and love for generations to come. The Students for Britt coalition is fired up for much-needed change in Washington, and we know that Katie Britt is the person who will deliver the real results Alabama needs. Anyone interested in joining this fight on behalf of our great state should sign up today. This is a grassroots movement, and we’re just getting started.”