Posted by Ciara Copell, Program Coordinator for The Andrew Goodman Foundation
There has never been a more important time for young people to become politically active. Millennials have come of age in an extremely difficult time; they’ve had to face wars, a weak economy, and constant political polarization within government. Crushing student debt and bleak job prospects make the future look grim. To many, it seems like Millennials have been forced into this dire situation, and have to sit by and accept their fate. But it’s not true!
Millennials can and DO make a difference everyday. They are at the forefront of the fight for major social change, including expanding and upholding reproductive rights and same-sex marriage. They are voting in record numbers, determining the outcome of major elections. Even in these seemingly desperate times, millennials are optimistic about their future. They know they can succeed. They know they can make a difference.
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