Two nascent advocacy groups are urging young adults to become active in the political process to ensure their interests are represented by lawmakers.
Generation Opportunity and Our Time fear that 18-to-29 year olds, who were particularly impacted by the recession, will permanently become a "lost generation" if they do not lobby Congress to acknowledge and address the problems their demographic is facing. The new groups are taking advantage of social media to reach out to the so-called "millennials."
Generation Opportunity is working on a website that will include instructions on how to write letters-to-the-editor and be a guest on TV or radio shows so that young people can engage in their local markets. And Our Time has launched a satirical "Living at Home Sucks" online video series about the lack of opportunities for young people.