Just in time for election season, we learn that the voter advocacy of the NextGen will rescue Americans from the abyss. 


Probably not.

About 50 years ago there was a dramatic youth movement amongst boomers that created a massive cultural shift. 

Most of the promise of American youth vote hope, change and selfless activism was gunned down in the street on November 22, 1963. 

Since that time . . . Our progressive friends have been waiting for the same phenomena to rescue mediocre candidates from Walter Mondale to Hillary Clinton . . . Most of the time the hope for a political youth movement is in vain.

Nevertheless, we offer a peek at optimistic local commentary and a report which spotlights the bright future of local activists . . .

A University of Cambridge study found that “this is the first generation in living memory to have a global majority who are dissatisfied with the way democracy works while in their twenties and thirties.”

Many in older generations have taken this to mean that their successors are lazy or apathetic. But what they don’t realize is that Gen Z – people born since 1996 – has been busy ushering in a new age of activism and democracy right under their noses.

Read more via link . . .

Gen Z Activists Confront an Age of Anxiety

Generation Z has witnessed a laundry list of "unprecedented times." By her mid-20s, Laela Zaedi had lived through the aftermath of 9/11, three economic recessions, Joplin's EF5 tornado, a global pandemic and social unrest over police brutality. Zaedi, now a 26-year-old climate activist in Kansas City, is at the leading edge of Gen Z.