Earlier this month, NPR broadcast an interview—“Chicago Students To News Media: ‘You Don’t Know Us’”—with fifth-graders from Chicago’s Bradwell School of Excellence, who recently published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune. Their piece, titled “You Don’t Really Know Us,” addresses the Tribune’s coverage of crime, and only crime, in the South Shore neighborhood they call home. Read More
Welcome to our ongoing interview series highlighting young elected officials and young candidates. This month we spoke with 30-year-old Michael Blake, who is running for State Assemblyman in New York’s 79th assembly district, the district in which he was born and raised. Read More
Attempts by the media to define the millennial generation abound. Sensationalist pieces on our social habits, buying tendencies, mannerisms, self-view, world-view, and perhaps most frequently, political leanings, crop up daily. The eagerness to pin down our generation’s preferences is unsurprising, given we will soon hold political and economic power, inheriting a slew of deep-seeded problems in almost every arena.
So what’s the story? The “experts” can’t seem to agree, even with themselves. Read More
As featured on Literally, Darling on August 5, 2014.
There have been a lot of articles lately about idle young people not caring and about single women not voting. I’m a 25-year-old unmarried woman and I started a nonprofit and a political action committee to encourage and support young people running for office. I definitely care. I definitely vote. Read More