Former Vice President Al Gore took aim at the Trump Administration this week, telling graduating University of Maryland students they should vote en masse in upcoming elections "to reclaim the integrity of American democracy."
Gore, chosen by the school to deliver this year's commencement speech because of his "record of public service," urged seniors to make their voices heard because the nation's "experiment" with the Trump administration should "be terminated early for ethical reasons."
"Your generation has a mission ahead of it. I hope that you will find the will to succeed. In America, the will to succeed is, in fact, a renewable resource," said Gore, who served for eight years under President Bill Clinton and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in fighting climate change in 2007.
He added that graduates should change the statistics that show their age group votes in smaller numbers than older American citizens.
"What if, in this year and the years immediately following, something truly extraordinary happened?" Gore told the crowd, saying he hopes to see "youth movement" voting in "unprecedented numbers and reclaim the integrity of American democracy."
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