For the past 40 years, the baby boomers set the political landscape of the country, but now it's the millennials' turn. And while this generation has been labeled lazy, apathetic and entitled, their actions have proven these labels false.
In a composite of voices, millennials born between 1978 and 2000, of various ethnicities and backgrounds, say: "We're unlike any [generation] that's come before us. We are more globally oriented. We are more ethnically diverse. We're more technologically adept, better educated, less politcally partisan, and we're the first generation in American history to inherent a nation in decline.... "
So what is a generation of socially, politically and environmentally conscious people supposed to do about this? Vote! Generation We: The Movement Begins... may have been created six years ago, but it speaks directly to millennials about the importance of voting in the approaching 2016 election.
The video is not only meant to inspire millennials to vote, but also promotes a book by Eric Greenberg called Generation We, that "explains the emerging power of our Millennial Generation, and shows how WE (and older people who think the way WE do) are poised to change our nation and our world for the better."
In the video, Greenberg says that even though millennials have inherited a whole list of problems, "We have every reason to be optimistic." He says, "These kids identify themselves as strongly progressive and are fed up with partisan politics. They are socially tolerant, environmentally conscious and peace-loving. They volunteer in record numbers, they're technologically brilliant, and most importantly they're politically engaged: They believe they can restore the american dream. Generation We is poised to lead the change we need — our collective future depends on it. Now, will we listen to them?"
So remember, YOU have the power to change our country, but the first step is to vote. Learn how to register to voter here if you aren't registered already.
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