For the first time, there are as many Millenials as there are baby boomers– so young people are in a position to make a real difference in this election. How should political candidates engage effectively with young voters? What would be your words of advice to the front-runners who want so badly to appeal to youth?
My dad grew up in the Reagan era, and he worked hard to raise my brother and I with the same brand of patriotism. He played us movies like Red Dawn, Rocky 4, and Top Gun — any film that featured Americans beating Russians at something.
1. The Youth Vote Counts At the Iowa caucus on Monday, Ted Cruz won and Donald Trump had a “yuge” loss, in the words…
This fall, I went to cover a Bernie Sanders rally… The event had to be moved to a bigger space, because so many people RSVP’d to see Bernie live.
Until recently, the vast majority of my knowledge about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came from my school teachers. Since first grade, I’ve learned about Dr. King through many lenses: as a great speaker, as a Baptist minister, as a nonviolent civil rights advocate. But with all due respect to my teachers, they left something big out of the picture.
Nobody even knows what they want to change about the school, they just vote for their friends…and I think that’s what’s happening for the presidential candidates.
Do teens today identify with political parties, or are they redefining political action? What does being politically active mean to you? #DoNowPolitics
I wonder, and worry, how these presidential candidates are doing so well, and it brings me back to high school. In our elections at school, the flashiest candidates win.
Some people are calling 2016 the ‘most important election of our lifetimes’, and it’s easy to see why. Technology is providing venues for new voices to have their say on issues that will have a global impact; the emotions of both the right and the left run high as the country prepares to decide what direction its leadership will take; all while more and more social-media-savvy millennials are reaching voting age.