We aren't apathetic or entitled. We're your base.
Many millennials are driven by extrinsic goals, like money, status, and fame. For example, young people are enthralled with celebrity culture, and many want a piece of fame -- and think they can get it.
A message for the media and political pundits everywhere: it's time to ditch the narrative that young people won't vote this election cycle.
They plan to dredge up scandals from the '90s and blame a woman for the affairs of her husband. Really.
Congresswoman Asks Black Millennials Not To 'Give The One-Finger Salute' And Stay Home On Election Day
Congressional Black Caucus members want young voters to learn more about Hillary Clinton.
Could we have a sorrier array of choices? Probably not. But instead of blaming the voters, it is time for elites to look inward.
A lesson in changing voting patterns shouldn't be needed in a season that has disrupted all traditional campaign strategies.
Millennials’ sour experiences with Clinton opens the door for Trump to try to win them over.
I have listened to Trump's speeches, read his books, and I even attended a Trump rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on December 21st, 2015. I have no doubt in my mind that Trump will do what is best for the American people. He will protect this country. He will make America great again.
But unlike other states, America's third largest "state" has no representatives in Congress. Consequently, Collegia represents a golden opportunity for mobilizing Millennial Power. This population is heavily concentrated in well-defined college towns.
Undoubtedly, much is at stake every four years as presidents set the tone and, theoretically, the policy agenda in Washington. But what is occurring in the intervening time? We still have elections. And those elections are much more important than you think.
Yes, you. The 24-year-old fresh out of grad school, about to finally embark on that career as a licensed clinical social worker -- except you are $30,000 in debt before you've even seen your first paycheck.
So far, Hillary Clinton has avoided taking firm stands on the Keystone XL pipeline or the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade
This cultural shift is obviously significant. But where we go from here is just as important. There are 93 million of us in America right now, and as a result, we have the potential to be the most powerful voting bloc in the country. Imagine what we could do if we harnessed that number, and the power that comes with it, into action at the ballot box?
As a politically active student, I am incredibly frustrated by the lack of political engagement demonstrated by my peers. When asked how they feel about the government, I find young people are very quick to blame politicians for many of their problems.
The voting turnout in this year's congressional and gubernatorial elections was the lowest since 1942. Much of the story was in young people, poor people, black and Hispanic citizens who tend to support Democrats voting in far lower numbers than in 2008 or 2012. The Democrats just weren't offering them very much. But the other part of the Election Day story was older voters and the white working class, especially men, deserting the Democrats in droves -- again, because Democrats didn't seem to be offering much. Republicans, at least, were promising lower taxes. Turnout on average dropped from 2012 by a staggering 42 percent. But as Sam Wang reported in a post-election piece for the American Prospect, the drop-off was evidently worse for Democrats. The two parts of this story seem to create an impossible conundrum for Democrats.
It's tough living in a red state as a young liberal. However, for each liberal that leaves a red state, there is, consequently, one less liberal in that state. One less liberal to fight for, and vote for, change.