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Lunch Links- Millennials and Civic Engagement

Posted By Ricky Leung On August 26, 2013 @ 11:53 am In Lunch Links | Comments Disabled

Here’s a short one for your lunch break today-

Much has been written about the Millennial Generation being “Me, Me, Me” generation.

But it turns out that they are a generation committed to improving the world through community service.
They just don’t see government as a solution. [1] (Except for the folks who apparently missed the memo. [2])

We see that in how they’ve taken leading roles in direct action movements [3] much like that of the Moral Monday/Forward Together movements [4] and in immigration reform [5].

It’s a trend that transcends party lines, reflecting a desire for a more inclusive, functional society [6], in lieu of a divisive, partisan one [7].


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[1] They just don’t see government as a solution.: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/the-outsiders-how-can-millennials-change-washington-if-they-hate-it/278920/

[2] apparently missed the memo.: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/23/salary-gate-a-week-later/

[3] direct action movements: http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/08/message_from_the_millennials.html

[4] that of the Moral Monday/Forward Together movements: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/youth_speakers_join_naacp_call_voter_id_a_return_to_racist_policy

[5] immigration reform: http://ncdreamteam.org/

[6] transcends party lines, reflecting a desire for a more inclusive, functional society: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/meet-the-college-republican-who-took-on-the-religious-right

[7] divisive, partisan one: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/us/politics/for-millennial-voters-a-tide-of-cynicism-toward-politics.html

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