MILLENNIAL’S: THE GENERATION THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK 2018 MIDTERMS

Generational Thread:

In 2008 when President Barack Obama came on the scene, the way his campaign engaged, and the strategy used to reach millennials is what propelled him and how he won the 2008 election. When Bernie Sanders came on the scene, his strategy and talking points are how he received the most votes and support from millennials. However, both President Obama and Bernie Sanders policies and stance on issues is what attracted millennials who overwhelming supported both men. Sidebar: the common theme between President Obama elections and Bernie Sanders campaign is the millennial generation who can make or break the 2018 midterms.

The millennial generation which I am proud to be part of, is the generation that will be responsible for who will be creating and passing legislation which will have a lifetime impact on the nation and future generations.

Additionally, millennials will be the deciding factor in who gets on the Supreme Court by who is elected in the 2018 midterms.

“Sidebar: the common theme between President Obama elections and Bernie Sanders campaign is the millennial generation who can make or break the 2018 midterms.”

Being the largest, most diverse and the most educated generation because we were constantly told go to school and get a good education, voter turnout is essential in the 2018 midterms. In short, millennials, my generation have the power to change the course of our nation’s history in this year elections.

Midterm Elections Fall Short:

In many blogs, I’ve cited and consistently stated the 2014 midterm elections were the lowest since the 1942 midterms. The 2014 midterm elections had the lowest voter turnout among young voters and the bad politics with the Democrats distancing themselves from President Obama was a turnoff which made the 2014 midterms to be the worst elections in American politics. Sidebar: midterms reflect the agenda of the president and party controlling Congress.

If the agenda is not reflective of what our nation need and what the voters want, midterms are the elections where voters can choose a new Congress to enact legislation and create better policies.

“Sidebar: the purpose of midterm elections is a check on the presidency policies, if the people are in favor or oppose any of the president ideas and agenda.”

Midterms are the most important because it’s Congress who is responsible for passing legislation and proposing policies that resonates with voters. Moreover, midterms are the elections where state and local politics are a focus where voters can vote on policies to reflect the changes in their communities. In short, midterms are the elections where everything matters, from federal to local policy.

Sidebar: the purpose of midterm elections is a check on the presidency policies, if the people are in favor or oppose any of the president ideas and agenda.

Midterms Fall Short Part 2:

Unfortunately, many citizens do not know a lot about midterms and are not that into politics. Why midterms constantly fall short are the voter’s absence of not be actively engaged and abreast of the issues we are facing. Additionally, midterms fall short because voters don’t realize the importance which are the elections to change the course of the agenda of Congress and the President.

“Sidebar: the dearth of focus on midterms is why there is low voter turnout which is why our nation has the issue of elected officials being in office for 30-40 years.”

Midterms are rarely a focus for the nation because our nation never had a concern for the President and policies being passed until Donald Trump and the current GOP. Sidebar: the dearth of focus on midterms is why there is low voter turnout which is why our nation has the issue of elected officials being in office for 30-40 years.

Make or Break:

Sidebar: midterms are more important than presidential elections because not only are we focused on the agenda, state and local politics are important for communities that are often overlooked at the federal level.  Midterms are the elections to choose new Governors, Senators, and Representatives whose agenda and ideas will reflect what voters want and the needs of our nation.

“Where millennials come in for the 2018 midterms, is being the largest voting base and having the potential to choose real progressive quality candidates to pass legislation.”

Where millennials come in for the 2018 midterms, is being the largest voting base and having the potential to choose real progressive quality candidates to pass legislation. What’s more, millennials can place America on the pace of other industrialized nations with policies that the nation is decades behind. Currently, America is the only nation where we are still fighting for a livable wage, universal health care, have constant school shootings, issues.

Additionally, America is still fighting voter rights, abortion, and issues millennials view as a set back to the nation. Millennials being highly educated more than any other generation gives them the advantage to set the nation on track to choose a Congress and Governors who understand the future and will enact progressive legislation.

Having the power to make or break America lies in the hands of millennials, a progressive generation who is tired of the same old same old.

Sources:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/04/03/millennials-approach-baby-boomers-as-largest-generation-in-u-s-electorate/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/24/democrats-losing-millennial-vote-change-message

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/07/31/millennials-will-soon-be-the-largest-voting-bloc-in-america/

https://www.npr.org/2016/05/16/478237882/millennials-now-rival-boomers-as-a-political-force-but-will-they-actually-vote

 


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