Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

New Groups Urging 'Lost Generation' To Get Political New Groups Urging 'Lost Generation' To Get Political

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Blogs

New Groups Urging 'Lost Generation' To Get Political

HANOVERTON, OH - OCTOBER 31: Young supporters fill the bleachers behind Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L) during a campaign rally in the gymnasium at United High School October 31, 2008 in Hanoverton, Ohio. With less than a week before the U.S. presidential election, McCain launched a two-day bus tour of the swing state of Ohio, where some polls show his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) leading by nine points. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

September 23, 2011

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.

The groups have different philosophies -- Generation Opportunity believes in a smaller government while Our Time supports expanding programs like AmeriCorps -- but they both emphasize that millennials are neither lazy nor disengaged and must mobilize to force lawmakers to take up their causes. 
More Blogs
Job Board
Search Jobs
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Rail Field Construction Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Jacksonville, FL
Manager, Quality Assurance
American Society of Civil Engineers | Memphis, TN
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Comments
comments powered by Disqus