Millennials take heart
When I surveyed the crowd at the January 2017 Women's March, I was disheartened to see so many gray-haired marchers. While I personally knew some millennials and Gen Xers who participated, it was the Boomers — my generation — who stood out.
I wondered how many more years the Boomers could continue and where were the supposedly outraged millennials? So, I was pleased to see so many millennials visible in the 2018 elections.
We had five or six candidates from the millennial age group just in the County Council District 6 and the District 30 General Assembly races.
Countless others volunteered and worked behind the scenes on various local campaigns.
That only two made it through the primary and only one was elected should not discourage them.
We need their voices, their ideas and their energy. We need all generations, all our voices to bring solutions to today's problems.
Therefore, thanks and kudos to all who are involved in working to make our community better, and I am especially glad to see so many millennials among the activists.