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When Will We See A #Millennial Congress? – Linda Killian 12.26.14

Food for thought.

Just Sayin'

Millennials—rich or otherwise—have been notoriously uninterested in politics. So how do you mobilize a cynical generation?

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Whether it is entertainment, consumer goods or almost anything else that can be purchased, viewed or clicked on, Millennials are the most coveted demographic. There are about 80 million Americans between the ages of 18-34 and next year they are expected to spend $2.45 trillion.

But when it comes to politics and national policy they have relatively little clout because most of them don’t reliably vote and aren’t major political contributors. These young adults have voluntarily checked out of a political system they consider corrupt and dysfunctional.

Last month, a Gallup poll showed Barack Obama’s standing with white millennials down to 34 percent, the lowest rating of his presidency among this group, which reflects not only the disaffection young Americans have with the president but also with both parties and politics in general.

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