Mil­len­ni­als take heart

The Capital - - OPINION -

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.



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