Millennials are also concerned about student debt, access to college, and opportunities to get ahead unimpeded by racial bigotry or sexual harassment.

    And they’re worried about the environment. They know climate change will hit them hard since they’ll be on the planet longer than older voters.

    They have also learned that their votes count. They saw Hillary lose by a relative handful of votes in places like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

    In recent months they’ve witnessed razor-thin special elections, such as Conor Lamb’s win by a few hundred votes in the heart of Pennsylvania Trump country, and Hiral Tipirneni’s single-digit loss in an Arizona district Trump won by 21 points in 2016.

If you kids swamp all the old mother fuckers and Blue Wave this election, I'd really appreciate that. Thanks.


tacocat:

    Most don’t even remember when American democracy worked well. They don’t recall the Cold War, when democracy as an ideal worth fighting for. The Berlin Wall came down before they were born.

I'm old enough to remember this event yet I'm somehow a millennial. I hate the word millennial and it's arbitrary distinction that separates me categorically from people who are two years older than me. (I feel like I complain about this a lot on hubski.)

Anywho, "we" are going to do it because we have no choice. Either that or we'll be the Silent Generation again and shit's gonna get a lot worse before it gets better.


posted by francopoli: 144 days ago