Turning out young people to the polls has been such an unfulfilling endeavor for campaigns that many do little more than lip service to even try.
In 2014, the last midterm election, just 23 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 participated nationally, whereas the turnout rate for those 65 and older was more than double that at 59 percent.
NextGen America, the progressive political action committee funded bybillionaire Tom Steyer, is spending tens of millions of dollars to try and do what the generic political parties have failed so miserably at accomplishing cycle after cycle. And more than anywhere else, there's evidence they are moving the needle in Florida, due to relentless foot soldiers like Solache.
Turnout in Florida's August primary was up 9 percentage points over 2014, and NextGen points to college campuses like this one as the fuel behind the surge.
"In every single precinct around the University of Florida, turnout doubled over 2014," says Maya Humes, a NextGen spokeswoman.