To the editor:
In the past few years, we’ve seen an uptick in activism from our country’s young people.
Like many famous American movements, our nation’s youth are once again leading the way to a better, more compassionate America. From immigration to gun violence to women’s rights, you can see these young people marching across the country. This political fervor can be felt in all corners of the country, including in our own community.
Volunteering on the Dean Phillips campaign has been an experience unlike any other campaign I’ve witnessed. There’s a different energy in the air with so many young people helping out. These high school students can be seen marching in parades, helping out at fairs and rallying support, even though many of them aren’t old enough to vote. Seeing this outpouring of political activism from young people gives me hope that the next generation will fight, even harder than we did, to preserve democracy and protect the rights of our most vulnerable citizens.
Click here to read the original posting in the Sun Current (8/4/18).