Whether they get stuck with the bill for our $16-trillion debt or suffer from too little government investment in infrastructure and education, millennials will bear the brunt of decisions being made now in Washington.
Politically active, outspoken young people from across the political spectrum ask questions that old-school pundits have largely ignored: how the country’s biggest issues – the economy, healthcare, foreign policy, social issues and more – affect the millennial generation, and what young people should be doing to improve their present circumstances and prospects for the future.
Among the questions to be addressed:
Why haven’t the lack of jobs, the dysfunctional political system, or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan pushed millennials into activist movements like the anti-war or feminist movements of the 1960s and ‘70s?
Does social media encourage or distract from real political engagement?
How are Millennials shaping social issues like gay marriage?
Are young people leaning left because they believe in liberal politics, or because the Republican Party has failed to address their concerns?
How do we get young people engaged in the hard work of government once an election is over?
Politico called Ari Melber “one of the left’s most important young voices;” he is an attorney, television commentator and a correspondent for The Nation magazine.
Abby Huntsman is a host at HuffPost Live, the daughter of former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and a tireless advocate of getting her own generation more involved in politics and government, as you can see in this video.
Alicia Menendez is a host at HuffPost Live, co-host of "Power Play" on SiriusXM Cristina Radio and works on getting millennials, women and Latinos more involved the electoral process.
Michael Skolnik who was widely credited with playing a major role in recruiting the youth vote for President Obama in November, is political director to Russell Simmons and co-president of www.GlobalGrind.com, which calls itself “Hip-Pop – the ‘Hip’ side of Pop Culture."
Joel Rivera is the Majority Leader of the New York City Council and became the youngest elected official in New York City at the age of 22.
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