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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.  (Except for the folks who apparently missed the memo. )
We see that in how they’ve taken leading roles in direct action movements  much like that of the Moral Monday/Forward Together movements  and in immigration reform .
It’s a trend that transcends party lines, reflecting a desire for a more inclusive, functional society , in lieu of a divisive, partisan one .
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URLs in this post:
 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/
 apparently missed the memo.: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/23/salary-gate-a-week-later/
 direct action movements: http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/08/message_from_the_millennials.html
 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
 immigration reform: http://ncdreamteam.org/
 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
 divisive, partisan one: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/us/politics/for-millennial-voters-a-tide-of-cynicism-toward-politics.html
 National website posts photo/video essay on Moral Mondays: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/28/national-website-posts-photovideo-essay-on-moral-mondays/
 Reproductive rights activist/Moral Mondays protester shares her story: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/15/reproductive-rights-activistmoral-mondays-protester-shares-her-story/
 NC Protesters to lawmakers: Here’s your sign (slideshow): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/17/nc-protesters-to-lawmakers-heres-your-sign-slideshow/
 Moral Monday protesters to House: Reject bill limiting women’s choice (HB695): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/08/moral-monday-protesters-to-house-reject-bill-limiting-womens-choice-hb695/
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