Today, the eldest millennial is 36 years old and the youngest is 16 years old. We are the future, but most importantly we are the present. As millennials, we are either fresh out of high school, fresh out of college, or we are just hungry for different ways to express our independence as individuals.
According to Pew Research, “there were approximately 51% of millennials” that voted in the presidential elections in 2008 (Pew Research, 2008). Fours years later in 2012, Pew Research estimated “at least 49% of millennials” voted for a presidential candidate in the elections. As young people, older voters don’t expect us to come out and vote, but by 2008, with the Great Recession and the drier need for change in the Executive Office, millennials voted like their lives depended on it. This sense or urgency will continue to increase, especially in 2016 when President Barack Obama leaves the White House, after occupying his position for two historical terms.
We need all millennials, no matter their status, ethnicity, religion or creed to vote like their lives depend on it, once again! Politics is politics, but we can’t complain about our issues with the government if we negate to participate in our civil rights to vote for “a sense of change”. The NoExpectations4Us team doesn’t care who you vote for, as long as you vote for someone that you feel will make a positive difference in the world we live in today. It’s time for the youngest working generation to exercise our civil duties, and show that we are apart of this evolving world. Let’s continue to show the world that change exits, and we have the ability to break expectations in a positive way!
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