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Added by on 2014-08-15

Millennials will represent nearly 40% of the voting population by the year 2020, and the race is on to win this crucial voting demographic. To my eye, neither party has worked particularly hard to woo young people in the past. Democrats have pandered to them and Republicans have barely even acknowledged them. But now, with so many up for grabs, and millennials shaping our lives in such important ways, pandering and avoidance won’t cut it. They aren’t very impressed by government solutions to problems they’ve watched their idols in Silicon Valley solve, some without even a college degree. And they don’t take kindly to being cut out of the political process or treated like children when it’s their parents’ generation that has created many of the problems (and debt) they will have to carry. Full story